Vizag Urban Development body plans 900-acre township
The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) is mulling to develop a satellite township on nearly 900 acres of land near Lankalepalem on the outskirts of Vizag city.
The district revenue officials recently concluded a survey of the land, which will be alienated to Vuda to facilitate the development of the township.
The 900-acre land piece is located at the intersection of five villages of three mandals in the district. These include Aganampudi in Gajuwaka mandal, Nanginarapadu and Gangavaram in Sabbavaram mandal and Pedamushidivada and East Marripalem in Parawada mandal.
The satellite township will also get a sports complex on a nearly 150-acre area. Even though the state government has been proposing satellite townships with walk-to-work concept within the last three years, it has not made any headway in Visakhapatnam due to various reasons. If everything goes as planned, this will be the first satellite township within the recent times.
Considering the earlier experiences with housing projects such as ‘row housing’ and others, which failed to find takers for all the houses, priority will be given to affordable housing in the satellite township. A Vuda official explained about the project and informed that a team of tehsildars has been roped in for the land enjoyment survey, which concluded recently.