Thursday, February 09, 2017

India first Under water Tunnel in Andhra Pradesh

India First Under water road tunnel beneath River Krishna, linking Andhra Pradesh's proposed 217 sq km long new capital, Amravati, with Vijayawada.

The tunnel will be 3 km long and will be used for vehicular traffic.

The tunnel is set to come up near Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of Vijayawada. The backwaters of the Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada extend up to Ferry village near Ibrahimpatnam.

The Singapore government has designed master plan for the city that seeks to combine tradition with modernity and incorporates the concepts of Vastu and Feng Shui, the Indian and Chinese sciences of construction. This is the first time that a foreign country has designed a state capital in India.

Amravati, is named after the ancient Buddhist city and the seat of power of Telugu rulers nearly two millennia ago, will be spread over 217 sq km.

The city has been designed so that it touches 3 National Highway and will be fed by seven growth corridors including those from Hyderabad to Machilipatnam Port and from Chennai to Visakhapatnam.