The Konaseema Railway Line between Kotipalli and Narsapur, has been a dream for the people in that region and it is finally getting on to the tracks, thanks to the Andhra Pradesh government.
Back in 2000, the then CM N. Chandrababu Naidu got the project in place and the then Central Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee inaugurated this railway line in Amalapuram but it was neglected by the Congress government that succeeded. After almost 16 years, this railway line is now being reinstated. Without any inaugurations this time, the work will start immediately after the tender approvals.
The 52km stretch of this railway line project is worth Rs. 2,000 crore and the line will have three bridges along the stretch. Out of these three bridges, the most important is the one between Kotipalli and Tottaramudi and this bridge alone will cost Rs. 600 crore. The other two bridges are between Bodasakurru-Pasarlapudi over Vynatheya Godavari river and Sakhinetipalli-Narsapur over river Vasishta.
However, this bridge over river Gautami stretches up to 3.55kms, surpassing the one over River Godavari that links Rajahmundry and Kovvur. The famous and highly used Godavari bridge has a stretch of 2.90kms and it won’t be the longest bridge line anymore, once this new bridge over River Gautami is constructed.