Vijayawada Municipality Wins 50 Lakhs for Model Street – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has won an award for a “Model Street” designed in the city’s Satyanarayanapuram district. The stretch reached “top 10 street designs in India”, in a workshop held in Bengaluru. A cash prize of `50 lakh will be awarded to VMC to undertake further works. The award was received at the event by a municipal official.

A VMC official said that in a bid to make the streets pedestrian-friendly, the civic body has given NRP Road in Satyanarayanapuram a facelift in the commercial category of Street For People Challenge.
In October 2021, Central MP Malladi Vishnu and Mayor Rayana Bhagya Lakshmi inaugurated the stretch for the public.

The total length of the project was 1.2 km, of which 400 meters section was completed in the first phase at an estimated cost of `19 lakh. The renovated section paves the way for the optimization and use of the city’s congested roads (proposal and implementation of multi-service areas, car parks, pedestrian paths). A cash prize of `50 lakh has been given to Vijayawada by the Center and the civic body will undertake more innovative projects in the city, the official said.

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