VISAKHAPATNAM: With cargo movement expected to increase during this decade at the Visakhapatnam port, it is important to focus on the development of road infrastructure, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s Vizag zone chairman G Sambasiva Rao said here on Tuesday.
Addressing a round table conference on infrastructure development activities and challenges of Vizag on Tuesday, he said that emphasis should be on improving and expanding roads in the city. Also, vehicle terminals and parking lots along with footpaths for pedestrians are crucial to ensure the city has no traffic chaos in the coming years, he said.
Pointing out that the port was expected to handle around 200 million tonnes of cargo by 2020, he said that all stakeholders including Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) and the city police need to plan ahead to meet the increasing vehicular movement. Read more