Land acquisition for Amaravathi - Anantapur Express Highway in Andhra Pradesh

Location of Conflict

Amaravathi, Anantapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. Prakasham , Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapuramu.

Guntur

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest

State

Andhra Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

2017

People Affected
by Conflict

Investment Affected (in Crores)

27600

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

10846

The Government is planning to construct a 371 KM long Expressway from Amaravathi to Anantapur and this will be joined by a two feeder roads, a 123 KM long one from Kurnool and a 104 KM long one from Kadapa a total of 598 KM. This also includes 6 huge flyovers and 43 bridges across villages and tunnels to the tune of 28 KM. The total estimated cost of the project is 27,600 crore and is expected to reduce the journey time by just two hours. In February this year, the Chief Minister ordered the officials to complete the land acquisition by May and the project by 2019. However, the land acquisition process has just started and this conference was organized as part of the resistance to the Expressway. The Government is planning to take 26,800 acres of land, which includes 3751 acres of forest land and the rest being agricultural ideas. The Government has not even put forward a proposal for the diversion of forest land to MoEF. The Govt. can instead plan to convert the already existing State Highways NH 16 and NH 50 into National Highways and expand them, opine a lot of people.

Total investment involved (in Crores):

27600

Type of investment:

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Andhra Pradesh

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Communist Party of India (Marxist), YSR Congress Party, Farmer Organisations

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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