Andhra Pradesh Online, Economic Infrastructure, 2012

Andhra Pradesh Online, Economic Infrastructure, 2012
7. ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
utilization of river yields works out to 1765
TMC only for the existing projects and thus
there is a vast scope of tapping water
resources for creating irrigation potential.
During the pre-plan period, 66.77 lakh acres
of ayacut was developed by constructing
major anicuts on Krishna, Godavari and
Pennar rivers and by constructing medium
projects under irrigation sector. The breakup
of these projects is as follows:
7.1 Infrastructure Development is the key for
economic growth and plays a significant role
in setting an enabling platform for
sustainable economic development. It
encompasses services such as water
management,
power
and
electricity,
telecommunications, sewage and sanitation,
gas, roads, railways, ports, airports that
promote commercial activities, production
and consumption. Further, financial services
such as banking, industrial and commercial
development, tourism and entertainment
centers and other segments also form part of
the growth process.
A fast growing economy warrants an even
faster development of infrastructure. Besides
the governmental efforts in creating public
infrastructure, the role of private sector in the
provision of infrastructure through publicprivate partnerships (PPPs) and also private
sector exclusively in certain areas such as
transport, communications, entertainment
etc., hasten up the pace of infrastructure
growth.
Project
Major
Medium
Minor
Schemes
(Nos.)
11
45
12,351
Ayacut
(lakh Acres)
30.96
1.93
33.88
Five year plans have been taken up since
independence and investment in irrigation
sector has been on the increase to achieve the
agricultural growth. Major Projects namely
K.C. Canal, Kaddam, TBP HLC Stage-I &
Rojalibanda Diversion Scheme and further
Godavari Barrage and Prakasam Barrage
have been constructed in place of the age old
anicuts on Godavari & Krishna rivers along
with 94 Nos. of Major and Medium Irrigation
projects completed during the period of 1st to
11th plan and an amount of Rs.88,610.14
Crores has been spent from Plan I to XI i.e.
up to November 2011.
Projects like Nagarjuna Sagar, Sriram Sagar,
Telugu Ganga, Somasila, SRBC, SLBC,
Vamsadhara along with Medium and Minor
Schemes have also been taken up during the
plan period and they are at various stages of
completion.
During the year 2004, the Government has
taken up plans for fully utilizing the available
yields of Godavari and other rivers and
initiated a historical beginning named
‘JALAYAGNAM’ with the aim of
completing the ongoing and new projects in a
record time to provide immediate irrigation
to water starving segments on top priority by
mobilizing funds from all possible sources.
Presently 86 projects (44 Major + 30
Medium + 4 Flood Banks + 8 Modernisation)
are considered under Jalayagnam. With the
IRRIGATION
Irrigation development as well as its
management is of utmost importance in the
State. Andhra Pradesh is rightly called “A
RIVER STATE” as it is blessed with major
river systems like the Godavari, Krishna,
Pennar, Vamsadhara and 36 other rivulets.
The state’s share of dependable flows at 75%
dependability from the river systems is
estimated at 2764 TMC (Thousand Million
Cubic Feet). This breaks up into 1480 TMC
from the Godavari River system, 811 TMC
(800 TMC + 11 TMC regeneration) from the
Krishna, 98 TMC from the Pennar and the
rest from other rivers.
The entire dependable water share of Krishna
River is fully harnessed through the
construction of several reservoirs and
barrages. The yield from Godavari River is
being utilized to an extent of 720 TMC for
the existing projects and the surplus flows
aggregating to an average of 4000 TMC is
flowing to the sea, un-utilized. Total
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above projects including Minor Irrigation and
APSIDC new irrigation potential of 97.03
lakh acres will be created besides
stabilization of 9.45 lakh acres. During 200405 to 2011-12, 13 projects were completed
and water released for 21 more projects
creating partial irrigation potential under
Major and Medium irrigation projects. The
remaining projects are programmed to be
completed in a time bound and planned
manner.
Since 2004-05 to 2011-12, 20.90 Lakh acres
of Irrigation Potential (16.94 Lakh acres new
and 3.96 Lakh acres stabilization) has been
created under Major and Medium irrigation
projects besides 4.89 Lakh acres under Minor
irrigation sources and 2.69 Lakh acres under
APSIDC irrigation projects.
For the early completion of ongoing projects,
financial assistance from World Bank, JBIC,
NABARD and from Govt. of India under
AIBP is being obtained and the works are in
progress. Most of the sites suitable for
gravity irrigation schemes are already
exhausted and upland areas which cannot be
commanded by gravity flows are planned to
develop by Major Lift Irrigation schemes. In
view of the above, the Government have
programmed the following special lift
irrigation schemes:
i.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar PranahithaChevella Sujala Sravanthi a mega Irrigation
project was taken up with a cost of Rs.38.500
Crores for diverting 160 TMC of water from
river Pranahitha a tributary of
river
Godavari, and it is in progress. This will
create a new ayacut of about 16.40 lakh acres
in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal,
Nizamabad, Medak, Nalgonda and Ranga
Reddy districts along with providing drinking
water facilities for enroute villages and to the
industrial needs of Hyderabad.
iii. Chinthalapudi Lift Irrigation scheme
is taken up to irrigate 2 lakh acres in the
upland areas of West Godavari and Krishna
districts with a cost of Rs.1701 Crores and it
is in progress.
iv. Babu Jagjeevan Ram Uttarandhra
Sujala Sravanthi Project is taken up with
a cost of Rs.7214 Crores to create an ayacut
of 8 lakh acres in the upland areas of
Srikakulam,
Vijayanagaram
and
Visakhapatnam districts.
v.
The
Government
have
accorded
administrative approval to the P.V.
Narasimha Rao Kanthanapally Sujala
Sravanthi, Phase-I at an estimated cost of Rs.
10,409 Crores for construction of Barrage
across River Godavari and lifting 50 TMC of
water and dropping into the existing Kakatiya
Canal to supplement
7.50 lakh acres of
SRSP Stage-I (tail end ayacut) and Stage-II
in three districts viz., Warangal, Nalgonda
and Khammam. The work is yet to be taken
up.
ii. Mahatma
Jyothi
Rao
Pule
Dummugudem Nagarjuna Sagar Tail
Pond is contemplated to lift 165 TMC of
water from River Godavari during flood
season from upstream of Dummugudem
Anicut and to carry to Nagarjuna sagar
Project Tail Pond to supplement irrigation
under Nagarjuna Sagar Project with a cost of
Rs.19521.42 crores.
Accelerated
Irrigation
Benefit
Programme(AIBP):
Government of India have initiated assistance
under AIBP to complete the ongoing Major
and Medium Irrigation projects taken up with
Central Water Commission and Planning
Commission Clearances, since 1996 – 97 to
create Irrigation Potential at optimum cost,
based on the guidelines issued from time to
Modernization of Delta Systems
Modernization of Delta Systems and other
projects has been taken up with a cost of Rs.
15001.45 crores. The break up consists of
Modernization of Godavari Delta taken up
with Rs. 3361 Crores, modernization of
Krishna Delta with Rs. 4573 Crores,
modernization of Pennar Delta with Rs.
1001.73 Crores, Nagarjuna Sagar project
with Rs. 4444.41 Crores, TBP HLC & LLC
with Rs. 794.12 Crores, Nizam Sagar Project
with Rs. 549.60 Crores, Yeleru Delta System
with Rs. 138.00 Crores and Nagavali System
with Rs. 139.59 Crores. Besides the above,
Improvements
to
Flood
banks
of
Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Godavari, Krishna,
Hundri, Penna, Kandaleru etc., are taken up
with a cost of Rs. 2312.76 Crores.
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time. Since 1996-97, 33 Projects (17 Major
and 16 Medium) were included under AIBP
since inception ie.1996-97 with a target
Irrigation Potential of 14.786 lakh Ha. Out of
33 Major and Medium Irrigation Projects
covered under AIBP, 11 Projects were taken
up before 2004-05 and 22 projects were
taken up after 2004-05. Out of 22 Projects,
15 Projects are covered under Prime
Ministers Relief Pakage(PMRP) and the
balance 7 projects are covered under Normal
AIBP. Out of the above, 11 Projects (7 Major
and 4 Medium) were completed and one
Project was deleted and the balance 21
Projects are ongoing under AIBP. An
Irrigation Potential of 6.046 lakh Ha has been
created upto 07/2011 under AIBP.
Building up of Scientific Database for
Hydrology:
Hydrology Project Phase-I at a cost of
Rs.21.03 crores was taken up for
measurement validation, transfer and
dissemination of Hydrological, Hydro
meterological and Water Quality Data for
formulation of Irrigation Projects, Drinking
water, Industrial and Power Projects and to
establish computerized data base net work.
Under this programme, 77 Gauge Discharge
sites on various minor streams and 40 Digital
water level recorders at various reservoirs
have been established. Further 208 Standard
Rain Gauge stations, 80 Auto Graphic
Standard Rain Gauge stations, 8 Full
Climatic Stations, 15 Water Quality Level-I
and Water Quality Level-II Labs have been
established.
Minor Irrigation Sector:
Under Minor Irrigation, about 78,000 tanks
are serving an ayacut of 46.50 lakh acres
including 66,000 tanks transferred from
Panchayat Raj Department with an ayacut of
14.70 lakh acres. Rehabilitation of the small
tanks has been taken up at a cost of Rs.167
Crores.
Fnancial assistance from World Bank, JBIC,
NABARD, AIBP and Normal State plan is
being obtained for A.P Community based
Tank Management Project to take up new
constructions and stabilization of existing
tanks. Proposals for creating additional
ayacut of 3.00Lakh Acres have been
contemplated under various schemes in the
coming 3 years period.
Under AIBP, Govt. of India has approved 67
MI schemes at a cost of Rs.226 Crores to
create a new ayacut of 69,245 Acres in tribal
and drought prone areas which carries 90%
grant from Govt. of India.
Rehabilitation of Minor Irrigation (MI)
schemes has been taken up to stabilize 6.25
lakh acres ayacut at a cost of Rs.1044 Crores.
In the first phase, Rehabilitation of MI
schemes sanctioned under World Bank
assisted AP Community Based Tank
Management Project (APCBTMP) are in
progress. The scheme is intended to improve
3000 Tanks of a total project cost of Rs. 1044
Crores. The scheme is in progress and about
1899 Schemes have been grounded.
The World Bank has approved the Hydrology
Project Phase-II under IBRD loan No.4749
IN A.P as one of the implementing agencies
among 13 States and 8 Central Departments
in the Country. The project will expand
development
of
a
comprehensive
Hydrological Information System and will
implement activities towards improved
planning and development of Water
Resources. The cost of the project is
restricted to Rs.6.81 Crores during Mid-Term
Review by the World Bank. The project cost
has been revised to Rs 8.83 Cr by providing
additional funds for upgrading existing
networks with Real Time Telemetry System.
The Phase-II has been commenced in April
2006. A website is also developed for which
the URL is http//hp-apsw.cgg.gov.in.
Hydrological Data Users Group (HDUG):
Hydrological Data User Groups (HDUG) at
State Level and District Level formed to
asses the Hydrological Information Needs
(HIN) of Data Users. So far 5 State Level
HDUG meetings, 17 District Level HDUG
meetings and 11 Awareness Raising
Workshops were conducted to create
awareness among data users and to asses the
needs. Mass events like exhibitions, school
visiting are also being conducted as part of
awareness programmes.
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Trainings:
Capacity building is being takenup by
imparting trainings to the staff of Hydrology
Project in various subjects viz. Hydrology,
Procurement, GIS, and Computers etc.
Decision Support System (DSS): SRSP
System in middle Godavari Sub Basin (G5)
is chosen for development of DSS for SW
planning as part of HP-II in AP. Mike basin
software is being used for DSS (P) Most of
the data needed for the system is already
collected and communicated to consultants
and NIH, MIKE BASIN model setup for
SRSP system with supporting data is created.
Additional net work of 25 ARG/SRG & 4
FCs has been established to support DSS.
The consultants have finalized Generic
Model in consultation with NIH and the same
will be used in the state to customize the
SRSP features and conditions.
Purpose Driven Studies (PDS):
Purpose Driven Studies (PDS) in Reservoir
Sedimentation Studies for SRSP, Kadem,
Jurala and Nizam Sagar are being taken up
through APERL, Hyderabad at a cost of Rs
60.50 Lakhs.
The following projects are executed in
Command Area Development Authority to
improve the capacity of the Irrigation
systems
Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihood
Implementation Project (APILIP):
Under this project, 55 new minor irrigation
projects with an estimation of new ayacut of
17208 hectares and modernisation work has
been taken up in 20 Medium projects with
stabilizing an extent of 34514 hectares.. The
total cost of the project is Rs.1137.74 crores.
An amount of Rs. 97.56 crores was spent
under this project during the year 2011-12.
Andhra Pradesh Community Based Tank
Management Project (APCBTMP).
Under this project, 2157 Tanks Renovation
works have been taken up for stabilizing
ayacut of 60000 hectares with an estimated
cost of Rs. 1044.30 crores. An amount of
Rs.83.25 crores was spent under this project
during the year 2011-12.
Repairs, Renovation and Restoration of
Minor Irrigation Tanks (RRR-II)
Under this project 1029 tanks have been
covered for stabilizing ayacut of 34091
hectares with an estimated cost of Rs.339.70
crores.
The development of Irrigation potential and
its utilization is given in Annexure 7.1.
Minor Irrigation Census:
As per the 4th Minor Irrigation Census, there
are 23.06 lakh minor irrigation sources in
Andhra Pradesh during the year 2006-07 as
against 20.36 lakh sources in 3rd Minor
Irrigation Census 2000-01 registering an
increase of 13.28 percent. The statement
showing variation on Minor Irrigation sources
from 1986-87 to 2006-07 is given in
Annexure-7.2.
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GROUND WATER
7.2 Groundwater is one of the major source of
drinking water in both urban and rural areas.
Besides, it is an important source of water for
the agricultural and the industrial sector.
Being an important and integral part of the
hydrological cycle, its availability depends
on the rainfall and recharge conditions.
The demand for water has increased over the
years and this has led to water scarcity in
many parts of the world. During the past two
decades, the water level in several parts has
been falling rapidly due to an increase in
ground water extraction. The number of
wells drilled for irrigation of both food and
cash crops have rapidly and indiscriminately
increased. Intense competition among users
viz., agriculture, industry, and domestic
sectors is driving the groundwater table
lower.
The National Water Policy (1987) calls for
controls on the exploitation of groundwater
through regulation and an integrated and
coordinated development of surface- and
ground-water.
Functions of Ground water development:
 Periodic estimation of the groundwater
resources of the state on a watershed
approach and according clearances for minor
irrigation schemes.
 Detailed investigations for delineation for
potential zones and for selection of well sites,
to be implemented by developmental
agencies and individuals.
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 Investigations for identification of
feasible areas and suitable sites for artificial
recharge and rainwater harvesting structures.
Trees Act (AP WALTA), where further
exploitation of ground water is banned except
for drinking water purpose.
In terms of quantity, the total groundwater
availability in the state is 30,761 MCM out of
which 14,145 MCM is the utilization for
various purposes leaving a balance of 16,616
MCM. The overall stage of ground water
development is about 46%. The stage of
ground water development in command areas
which constitutes about 23% of the state’s
area is 30% and in non-command areas the
stage of groundwater development is 57%.
Groundwater Development
A study of the composite hydrographs of the
past and the present indicates the
groundwater development taking place in the
state. It is generally observed that more the
recharge more will be the utilization. A break
point will be reached where the number of
wells will increase whereas the groundwater
exploitation and the total area irrigated
through groundwater remains constant and
the power consumed will also increase
considerably. At present, on an average about
1.2 hectares is irrigated per well and on an
average a total number of 50,000 wells per
year are commissioned due to which the
average unit area irrigated per well may
decrease. The irrigation potential created
under groundwater during 2009-10, is 22.84
lakh hectares. At present, the well population
is more than25 lakhs (mostly bore wells) and
the area irrigated under groundwater for the
year 2009-10 was 33.43 lakh hectares and
2010-11 was 36.72 lakh hectares. If micro
irrigation practices are adopted, the irrigation
potential through groundwater can reach
about 46 lakh hectares.
Investigations:
During the year 2010-11 the Ground Water
department has investigated 20,648 sites
under various programmes for selection of
Well Sites, Lift Irrigation, Artificial
Recharge Structures etc. A total of about
10,993 beneficiaries were covered and about
11,508 hectares of land was either stabilized
or new areas were brought under irrigation.
Out of the above, about 2,909 Scheduled
Castes and 1,198 Scheduled Tribes
beneficiaries were covered under Special
Component Sub-plan and Tribal Sub-plan
 Drilling of exploratory – cum production
bore / tube wells in order to study the sub
surface configuration of aquifers and assess
the aquifer parameters
 Monitoring of groundwater levels and
quality through a network of observation
wells, stream flow check points and
improved network of piezometers with
Automatic Water Level Recorders.
 Conjunctive use studies in selected major
Command areas.
 Special studies for evaluating the
groundwater regime through modern tools
like, aerial photographs, satellite imagery,
Geographical Information System etc., in
relation to the development and management
activities under various programs.
From 2009-10 onwards the department is
shifted its focus to management by adopting
Community
Based
Ground
Water
Management(CBGWM).
Estimation of Groundwater Resources:
For the purpose of estimation of groundwater
resources, the state has been divided into
1229 watersheds (which are also called as
groundwater basins or assessment units). The
estimation was last done in 2010-11 with
2008-09
database.
Categorization
of
watersheds/ mandals/ villages is made based
on the stage of ground water development
and the details are as follows:
% of stage of development
(extraction) of ground water
>100%
90% to 100%
Category
Over Exploited
Critical
70% to 90%
<70%
Semi-critical
Safe
As per the estimation, the ground water
development as follows.
Category
Watersheds
Mandals
Over Exploited
94
84
Critical
49
26
Semi-critical
102
93
Safe
984
905
Total
1229
1108
Further, 2123 villages have been identified as
over exploited for the purpose of notification
under Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and
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2.53 m and Rayalaseema region recorded a
net fall of 2.42m and the Telangana region
recorded a net fall of 2.69 m. against
November, 2010 groundwater level.
Monitoring of water quality:
The department collects water samples
during Pre-monsoon [May] and Postmonsoon [November] from all the
monitoring network wells and also wherever
necessary during the investigations. These
water samples were analysed in the Chemical
Laboratories of the department. During 201011, the department has analysed 10,817 water
samples against the target of 8358. During
2011-12 (upto November, 2011), 9441 water
samples analysed against the target of 9189.
Drilling:
During 2010-11, out of the annual target of
330 wells under drilling, 416 wells have been
constructed. Under SCSP 182 wells and
under TSP 104 wells were constructed to
provide irrigation for the benefit of
Scheduled Caste
and Scheduled Tribe
beneficiaries.
During
2011-12
(upto
November, 2011), out of the annual target of
300 wells under drilling, 64 wells have been
constructed. Of which 32 under Special
Component Sub-Plan, and 29 wells under
Tribal Sub-plan were constructed
World Bank Assisted Projects:
Hydrology Project Phase– II: World Bank
Assisted Hydrology Project Phase-II is a
sequel to Hydrology Project-I, will build on
and expand development of a comprehensive
Hydrological Information System (HIS), for
improving access and use by user
departments, civil society and other data
users in the sector, thereby intensifying the
use of HIS in effective and efficient water
resources planning and management.
programmes. An area of about 2,490 hectares
for Scheduled Castes and about 1,475
hectares for Scheduled Tribes were either
stabilized or new areas were brought under
irrigation. Under CLDP, and APWALTA an
area of about 7,543 hectares was covered
benefiting about 7,876 farmers. In addition to
the above, investigations were also carried
out in 1,077 sites for selection of well sites
for Industries under environmental clearance
and for drinking water. 818 sites were
investigated under Lift Irrigation and
Artificial Recharge Structures.
During the year 2011-12 (upto November,
2011), the Ground Water Department has
investigated 10,791 sites under various
programmes for selection of Well Sites, Lift
Irrigation, Artificial Recharge Structures etc.
A total of about 7,426 beneficiaries were
covered and about 7,858 hectares of land was
either stabilized or new areas were brought
under irrigation. Out of the above, about
1300 Scheduled Castes and 1469 Scheduled
Tribe beneficiaries were covered under
Special Component Sub-plan and Tribal Subplan programmes. An area of about 1,488
hectares for Scheduled Castes and about 984
hectares for Scheduled Tribes were either
stabilized or new areas were brought under
irrigation. Under CLDP and APWALTA an
area of about 5,140 hectares was covered
benefiting about 4,315 farmers.
In addition to the above, investigations were
also carried out in 618 sites for selection of
well sites for Industries under environmental
clearance and for drinking water. 308 sites
were investigated under Lift Irrigation and
Artificial Recharge Structures.
Monitoring of Ground Water Levels:
During 2010-11 (there is a net rise in the
groundwater level to an extent of 3.01 m. in
the State over the last year (March, 2010)
ground water level. Coastal Andhra region
recorded a net rise of 2.58 m, Rayalaseema
region recorded a net rise of 2.36 m. and the
Telangana region recorded a net rise of 3.86
m. over March, 2010 ground water level.
During 2011-12 (upto November, 2011) there
is a net fall in the level of ground water to an
extent of 2.53 m. in the State against the last
year (November, 2010) groundwater level.
Coastal Andhra region recorded a net fall of
Andhra Pradesh Community Based Tank
Management Project:
Participatory Groundwater Management aims
at empowering the groundwater users in the
tank influence zone to wisely manage the
dynamic
groundwater
resources.
Participatory Groundwater Management
comprises of five major activities
 capacity building of the stakeholders.
 participatory hydrological monitoring
(PHM).
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 Water audit and crop water budgeting
 Crop planning and
 Crop adoption.
Under this component a total of 314 tanks
have been selected for Participatory
Groundwater Management activities, falling
in 13 districts, covering 146 Mandals in 161
assessment units.
The activities cover
installation of PHM equipments including
rain gauges, drilling of piezometers,
trainings, data analysis and dissemination etc.
Andhra Pradesh Water Sector
Improvement Project:
There is a need to develop a new
groundwater management model that
recognizes
limitations
of
existing
management system by individual and
recommends an aquifer level groundwater
management by the community.
Under the above project two pilot projects
are undertaken by the department. They are
a) User Centered Aquifer Level Groundwater
Management Pilot and b) Conjunctive use of
surface and groundwater pilot.
686 MU to 42,468.84 MU (April’11 to
Sep’11). The annual total revenue including
non-tariff income from sale of power
increased, from mere Rs.5.50 crs to
Rs.17584.20
Crs.
(excluding
State
Government subsidy). The development of
the APSEB / APTRANSCO over the last 50
years is shown in Table 7.1.
Table 7.1
Power Development
1959
2011
(upto
Sep.
Installed Capacity(MW)
213
15768.14
Peak Demand met (MW)
Consumers served (Lakh
Nos)
146
11579
2.7
234.63
686
42468.84
(April to
Sep’11)
0.18
29.50
5.50
17584.20
11.5
952
(upto
March’11)
Item
Annual Energy Handled
(MU)
Agricultural services
(Lakh Nos)
Annual Revenue including
Non-tariff income (Rs
Crs.) (excluding subsidy /
support from GOAP)
(2009-10) actuals
Centrally Sponsored Scheme:
Under this scheme, the department is
conducting technical studies on the impact of
construction of artificial recharge structures
in Kadapa, Chittoor, Mahabubnagar,
Rangareddy and Medak districts.
Per-capita consumption
(KWh)
Source: AP TRANSCO
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The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory
Commission (APERC) constituted by
Government of Andhra Pradesh, has been
functioning w.e.f 31st March 1999. APERC
has issued annual / multi year Tariff Orders
regularly from 2000-01 onwards.
Government is particularly committed to the
welfare of farmers by way of providing free
power to all agriculture consumers including
all the services released.
Government has provided a Tariff subsidy
of Rs.3652.81 Crs during the year 2010-11.
The Tariff subsidy provided to agricultural
sector is Rs 2074.31 Crs and cross subsidy
to agricultural sector is Rs.2393.96 Crs .
Government has provided a Tariff subsidy
of Rs. 4209.95 Crs during the current year
ie. 2011-12. The Tariff subsidy provided to
agricultural sector is Rs 2401.32 Crs and
POWER
7.3 The Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board,
was formed in 1959.During 1999, the
APSEB has been restructured into two
functionally distinct corporations viz.,
APGENCO & APTRANSCO. Distribution
business was segregated from APTRANSCO
by formation of four distribution companies
w.e.f. 01-04-2000. Trading activities were
entrusted to four Discoms w.e.f. 09.06.2005
in compliance with Electricity Act, 2003.
From
1959
to
2011-12
(upto
September,2011), the installed capacity has
been increased from 213 Mega Watt (MW)
to 15768.14 MW; the consumers served have
grown up from 2.7 lakhs to 234.63 lakhs, the
energy handled per annum increased from
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also certain high-load density rural areas are
covered under this programme. Projects under
the scheme shall be taken up in three Parts.
Part-A: This shall include the projects for
establishment of baseline data and IT
applications for energy accounting/ auditing &
IT based consumer service centers.
Part–B: This shall include regular distribution
strengthening projects such as Renovation,
modernization and strengthening of 11kV level
Substations,
Transformers/
Transformer
centers, Re-conductoring of lines at 11kv level
and below, Load Bifurcation, feeder
separation, Load Balancing, HVDS (11kv),
Aerial Bunched Conductoring in dense areas,
replacement of electromagnetic energy meters
with tamper proof electronic meters,
installation of capacitor banks and mobile
service centers etc. In exceptional cases, where
sub-transmission
system
is
weak,
strengthening at 33 kV or 66kV levels may
also be considered.
Part–C: This part, to be implemented by
Ministry of Power/ PFC, will include,
Preparation
of
System
Requirement
Specifications, validation of the Base- line
Data, appointment of Project Advisors and
Project Management Consultants.
The programme would be of the size of Rs.
51,577 Crs. Part-A : Rs. 10,000 Crs. Part-B :
Rs. 40,000 Crs. and Part-C : Rs. 1,577 Crs.
cross subsidy to agricultural sector is
Rs.2670.39 Crs.
Government of Andhra Pradesh provided
free power to Agriculture Sector with effect
from 14.05.2004 in view of the extreme
hardships faced by agriculture consumers in
the past years. Government has also waived
the power consumption arrears relating to
agricultural consumers of DISCOMs and
RESCOs and in this connection the Govt.
reimbursed Rs.975 Crores to the utilities.
As per modified policy, farmers having upto 3
connections in dry land, up to 2.5 Acres land
holding in wet land are eligible for free power.
Out of 29.50 Lakh Agricultural Services, all
the farmers are eligible for free power except
farmers having more than 3 connections in dry
land, more than 2.5 Acres land holding in
wetland, IT assesses and corporate farmers.
The modified policy proposes incentives and
disincentives to promote energy saving
measures. Incentivised tariff is proposed for
those who go in for energy saving devices
(reduction from 50 paise to 20 paise per unit)
viz., installation of capacitors & frictionless
foot valves by March 2006, ISI pumpsets and
HDPE / RPVC pipes by March 2008.
During the year 2011-12, it is programmed to
release 1,50,000 new agricultural connections.
So far, 41,304 agricultural services have been
released during 2011-12 upto 30.09.2011.
22.51Lakh capacitors have been fixed to the
pumpsets as on 30.09.2011 (80.66%). This
will result in saving of power by 8 to 10%.
Priority is given by Government for promoting
Lift Irrigation in order to reduce exploitation
of ground water.
Four Major Lift Irrigation schemes, 591
medium Lift Irrigation schemes at 33kV and
11kV supply and 2,999 minor Lift Irrigation
schemes at LT supply are existing as on
31.03.2011.
Dedicated feeders were provided for 290 Nos.
HT Lift Irrigation schemes.
Restructured-Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP)
The focus of the programme shall be on
actual, demonstrable performance in terms of
sustained loss reduction. Power Finance
Corporation (PFC) is the Nodal Agency to
operationalise the programme. Towns and
cities with population of more than 30,000 and
The details of R-APDRP are shown in Table
7.2.
Table 7.2
Restructured-Accelerated Power
Development and Reforms Programme
Amount
Amount
DISCO No. of
Sanctioned Released
M
Towns
(Rs. Crs) (Rs. Crs)
EPDCL
28
60.66
18.20
SPDCL
32
107.83
32.35
CPDCL
31
175.03
52.53
NPDCL
22
44.50
13.35
Total
113
388.02
116.43
Source: AP TRANSCO
An amount of Rs. 1056.59 crores is
sanctioned for part - B works in 42 towns of
Andhra Pradesh. An amount of Rs. 162.56
crores is sanctioned for taking up
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HVDS has been implemented to the
6,70,830 agricultural services up to 31-032011 at the cost of 2123.01 crores. In
addition to the above, during the year 201112 , HVDS has been implemented to 26,234
agricultural services up to 30-09-2011 at the
cost of Rs 123.40 crores, bringing the total
number of agricultural services under HVDS
to 6,97,064 at the cost of Rs 2246.41 Crores.
APRHVDSP – Implementation of HVDS
under JICA funding
Loan Agreement was concluded between
‘Government of India’ (GOI) and ‘JICA’ on
16-06-2011 towards Andhra Pradesh High
Voltage Distribution System Project
(APRHVDSP) for implementation of HVDS
to 2.43 lakhs agricultural services at the cost
of Rs.1154.80 Crores with JICA loan
component of Rs 988.80 Crores. The
executing Agencies are APSPDCL, AP
CPDCL and AP NPDCL. JICA has also
communicated the approval on effectuation
of loan. Proposed implementation period is
5 years from 2011-12 to 2015-16.
Appointment of Consultant for Project
Management is programmed to be
completed by the end of December 2011
including tender finalization and JICA
concurrence.
It is programmed to finalise the tenders and
to commence the works during 1st quarter of
the financial year 2012-13.
Generation Progress
All six units of Priyadharshini Jurala Hydro
Electric Project (6 x 39 MW) have been
commissioned on 18.09.2008, 29.11.2008,
07.08.2009, 08.09.2010, 19.11.2010 and
04.08.2011 respectively.
Kothagudem Thermal Power Station
Stage-VI 500 MW:
The project was synchronized with grid on
26.06.2011 and commercial date of
operation was declared on 23.10.2011.
Nagarjuna Sagar Tail Pond Dam Power
House (2x25 MW): The excavation of the
tail portion and powerhouse was completed.
72% of Power house concreting was
completed. Two units are programmed for
commissioning by June, 2012 and
December, 2012 respectively.
Pulichinthala HES (4x30 MW): Fist unit is
programmed
for
commissioning
by
SCADA/DMS in 5 towns of Andhra
Pradesh.
The IT works (part - A) in all the four
discoms of A.P are in various stages of
execution and targeted for completion by
February, 2012.
Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran
Yojna ( RGGVY):
The Government of India has introduced
Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana
(RGGVY) programme in the year 2005 with
an aim to provide access to electricity to all
households in the country. The outlay of
RGGVY is Rs 854.81 crores for four
APDISCOMs and four RESCOs for
electrification of 14,309 un-electrified
habitations and 36,35,754 rural households
including 25,92,140 BPL rural households.
The above scheme cost includes Rs 478.39
crores for infrastructure development and
Rs 327.82 crores for electrification of rural
households including BPL rural households.
Under RGGVY programme, so far, 13,616
un-electrified habitations and 31,16,196
rural households including 26,56,600 BPL
rural households have been electrified up to
September 2011.
So far, DISCOMs have incurred an
expenditure of Rs 839.36 crores REC has
released an amount of Rs 749.95 crores to
DISCOMs.
High Voltage Distribution System
(HVDS)
High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS)
was introduced in the State which aims at
reduction of loss through replacement of the
low voltage network with High Voltage and
installation of large number of smaller
capacity 11 kV / 400 V transformers viz.,
25/16 kVA for supply to agricultural
consumers.
The benefits on implementation of HVDS
are:
 Loss Reduction
 Prevention of un-authorized agricultural
services
 Improvement in pump-set efficiency
 Reduction in Distribution Transformer
(DTR) failure
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June,2012 and balance three units at four
months interval there after.
Lower Jurala HEP (6x40 MW):
Excavation of tail race pool, power house pit
completed. 99% of excavation of tail race
channel is completed. Fist unit is
programmed for commissioning by August
,2012 , Unit-2 by October,2012 and the
balance four units in four months interval
there after.
Solar Photovoltaic Power Project at
Jurala HEP(1MW): This project is
proposed under Jawaharlal Nehru National
Solar Mission(JNNSM). The registration of
the
project
with
the
programme
administrator M/s IREDA is completed and
confirmation for Generation based Incentive
(GBI) is also received. Tenders were called
for EPC contract of the project on eprocurement platform. Excavation, sand
sluicing and PCC foundation works of solar
panel pedestal footings are in progress.
Controlling of Commercial losses
To bring down the commercial losses due to
theft and malpractice, a special ordinance
amending the Electricity Laws as Indian
Electricity (AP amendment) Ordinance,
2000 was promulgated and the bill was
passed in the Legislative Assembly in
September, 2000 and made effective from
31st July 2000.
After enactment of the above Act.,
11,74,672 cases have been booked up to
September 2011 and 12,117 persons have
been arrested. Rs 142.67 Crs has been
realized against a penal assessment of
Rs.326.01 Crs. Rs.107.13 Crs have been
collected during the above period as
compounding fees for first offence from
10,28,928 cases that were compounded.
Single phasing arrangement have been
provided to 9449 Rural feeders to provide  Proper regulation of hours of supply to
agriculture.
 Improved voltages for lighting supply in
rural areas.
Replacement of Meters: During 2004-05 to
2009-10, 91.89 lakh sluggish / struck-up /
burnt out electro mechanical meters were
replaced with high quality electronic meters.
During 2011-12 (up to 8/11), 8.44 Lakh
defective meters were replaced.
Billing and Collection
Spot billing using hand held computers was
introduced covering all the areas i.e., Towns,
Municipalities, Mandals and Villages.
Monthly spot billing is introduced in all
Municipalities.
On-line billing collection facility is available
in Hyderabad city and in all the towns
through 300 e-Seva centers. On-line billing
collection facility in rural areas is available
through 1313 RSDPs (Rural Service
Delivery Points) and also e-Kiosks and APonline internet centers.
Electricity Consumer Meetings
Meetings with consumers are being held
every month at circle and division level.
Major issues raised are billing complaints
and delay in replacement of DTRs in rural
areas.
 Vidyut Adalats held every week to
resolve billing complaints at Mandal Head
Quarters.
 Distribution Transformer replacement
(DTR) centers increased from 85 to 226 for
timely replacement.
IT Initiatives
Various Information Technology (IT)
initiatives have been taken up in Distribution
Companies (DISCOMs) to improve the
performance and bring in transparency &
accountability.
 CAT (Consumer Analysis Tool)
 MATS (Monitoring and Tracking
System)
 TIMS
(Transformer
Information
Management System)
 PMRS (Performance Monitoring and
Reporting System)
 Book Consolidation Module
 Remote Meter Reading (RMR)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has
been implemented in APTRANSCO and
DISCOMs. E-Vaaradhi, an electronic way
to reach electricity consumers is introduced
in EPDCL for passing the messages relating
to billing information, power shut down
information etc., through SMS.
Management uses these tools very
efficiently for improving Accountability and
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 APTRANSCO was chosen for the
excellence in “ Cost Management Award “,
for achieving various economic and
efficiency measures, by a jury headed by
Justice S Varma, former Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court in the year 2011.
Current Scenario:
The present installed capacity in the State up
to the end of September 2011 (including
share from Central Sector) is 15,768.14
MW. The energy available from various
sources for use during 2011-12 (up to
9/2011) was 42468.84 MU. The number of
consumers served has increased to 2.35
crores as on 30-9-2011. The per capita
consumption has reached 952 KWH during
2010-11. 4354 sub-stations and 8,37,087
distribution transformers are existing up to
end of September’ 2011. The details of
Power Generation and Distribution are given
in Annexure 7.3. To meet the growing
demand for power, the Government is
constructing projects in State sector and
encouraging private sector to implement gas
based and other projects. During 10th fiveyear plan, 2940 MW capacity was added to
the system. Out of 2940 MW, 824 MW is
under State Sector, 1355 MW is under
Central sector, 428 MW is under private
sector (gas based projects) and 333.05 MW
are Non Conventional Energy projects and
others. It is programmed to add 5484.79
MW during 11th five year plan i.e. 2007-12,
out of which 3053 MW is under State sector,
769.23 MW is under Central sector, 1128
MW is under private sector (Gas based
projects), and 534.56 MW are Non
conventional Energy Projects. During 11th
five year plan i.e. 2007-12, 3772 MW was
already added to the present installed
capacity ( ie. 2163 MW under State sector,
254.09 MW is under Central sector, 1128.1
MW is under private, 226.66 MW is under
Non conventional Energy Projects). It is
programmed to add 17126 MW during 12th
five year plan i.e. 2012-17, out of which
9012 MW is under State sector, 2754 MW is
under Central sector, 5360 MW is under
private sector (Gas based projects).
Productivity of employees and enhancing
transparency.
Awards
 AP Power Sector secured the first rank
in CRISIL rating for the year 2004-05 with a
score of 55.81.
 APTRANSCO was adjudged second
best in the country in Transmission
availability for the year 2004-05 next to
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
(PGCIL) by MOP, GOI.
 APTRANSCO received the Power
Line’s “Expert Choice Award 2006” for
“Most admired Organization in the State
Sector”.
 APTRANSCO was adjudged best in the
country in Transmission availability for the
years 2005-06 (with 99.87%) and 200607(with 99.89%) by Ministry of Power,
Govt. of India and received Gold Shield.
 APTRANSCO has received the India
Power 2008 award for the best “overall
utility performance” presented by council of
power utilities.
 APTRANSCO received 2nd prize in
IEEMA power awards 2009 for excellence
in power transmission.
 APTRANSCO has achieved the “4th
Enertia Award” for Best Performing Utility
(State) (under Category III: Utilities and T
& D Awards) in October’2010.
 APTRANSCO won special award in
India Power awards for the best “overall
utility performance” conferred by council of
power utilities in November 2010.
 AP Transco has been awarded “National
Vigilance Excellence Award for the year
2011 at all India level among various banks,
PSUs and other Ministries for the vigilance
activity under preventive vigilance. This
award presented by the Vigilance
Commissioner,
Central
Vigilance
Commission during the VIII Vigilance
anniversary Celebrations on 08-07-2011.
 APTRANSCO is adjudged as the Joint
winner of prestigious “5th Enertia award
under Best Performance Utility – State
Category” in October 2011 for its continued
excellence in the areas of loss reduction and
Transmission system availability.
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existing roads for improved road safety and
maintenance of the existing roads in order to
provide all weather roads and to maintain
the existing roads in good condition.
Repairs and Maintenance of Roads (NonPlan)
The Roads wing is maintaining the Road
Network of 53,616 Km (Non- Core Net
roads) out of a total 65,664 km State Roads
using
the
grant
under
non-plan
(maintenance).
Ordinary Repairs (Maintenance):
Under Ordinary Maintenance works such as
patch work, sectioning of berms, jungle
clearance, maintenance of bridges or
culverts/CD works and urgent repairs to the
roads are taken up. It is meant for the routine
maintenance of the roads. 25% of the nonplan grant under SH and MDR is allocated
for ordinary maintenance. The O.R grant is
allocated to the executive engineers based
on the length of roads in their jurisdiction.
Special Repairs:
Under special repairs programme, the roads
which are ripe for renewal within or beyond
renewal cycle of 4 to 5 years are considered
for renewal of top BT layers. Every year
badly damaged roads are identified which
are ripe for renewal and based on the budget
allotted, the roads are taken up for special
repairs.
ROADS AND BUILDINGS
7.4
BUILDINGS:
Plinth area of the Government Buildings
(Both Residential and Non-Residential) in
the State has increased from 22.80 lakh
Sq.feet. as on 1.4.1965 to 99.72 lakh Sq.feet
as on 30.9.2011.
ROADS
Roads are one of the basic modes of
transportation system and also an important
priority sector of Infrastructure. Systematic
development of road is one of the important
pre-requisites
for
development
and
acceleration of growth in the economy.
Among the different modes of domestic
transportation systems, Road transport
carries more than 80 percent of the Goods
and Passenger traffic. The network of roads,
particularly from rural to urban facilitates
speedy movement of goods and services and
ensures higher growth trends, social
integrity and well being of the society. The
productivity and efficiency of Road
transport is directly linked with the
availability and quality of Road network.
In view of the high potential in Agricultural
activity, there has been huge increase in
Road network. The total R&B Road
Network in the State is 70,394 Kms as on
30-09-2011. Of this, the National Highways
constitute 4,730 Kms, the State Highways
constitute 10,470 Kms and Major District
Roads constitute 32,205 Kms and Rural
Roads 22,989 Kms. The density with
reference to R&B Road Network in the State
is 0.23 Kms per one Square Kilometer and
0.86 Kms per 1,000 persons.
State Roads:
The State Roads wing of the R&B
department constructs and maintains Roads
and Bridges to stipulated standard on all
53,616 Kms Non- Core net roads under its
control, including those taken over from
Panchayat Raj department or other Local
Bodies. This is done by removing the
existing deficiencies in the road system such
as improvements or widening to the existing
pavements, construction of bridges on unbridged crossings or construction of missing
links and improvements to Geometrics on
Plan Works
Under Normal State Plan, original works
other than maintenance nature works are
taken up. Under the scheme works, new
road formations, construction of new
bridges, widening or strengthening of the
existing roads are taken up. During last
seven years Government have sanctioned
137 works under MDR and SH costing Rs.
1618.79 Crores. At present, 58 works
costing Rs. 357.66 Crores were completed
and 33 works costing Rs. 466.50 Crores are
in progress and the balance works are in
tenders and estimate stage.
Under Tribal Sub Plan(TSP), Government
have sanctioned 31 works costing Rs.
126.26 Crores. At present, 22 works costing
Rs.48.83 Crores were completed, 5 works
costing Rs.50.68 Crores are in progress.1
work costing Rs.5.94 Crores at Tender Stage
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and 3 works costing Rs.20.81 Crores at
Estimate Stage. Under Special Component
Sub Plan, the Government have sanctioned
64 works costing Rs. 60.48 Crores. At
present, 25 works costing Rs.21.48 Crores
were completed, 34 works costing Rs.34.00
Crores at tender stage and 5 works costing
Rs.5.00 Crores at estimate stage. Apart from
the above, road safety engineering works
were also sanctioned and the works are
almost completed.
Rural Development Fund (RDF):
Rural Development fund works are taken up
in roads and buildings department with
Agricultural Marketing committee funds
from the year 2008-09 onwards with a
budgetary provision of Rs.244.66 Crores in
order to improve the connectivity of rural
areas and to transport the agricultural
produce to the nearby market yards. So far,
488 works costing Rs. 497.203 Crores from
2008-09 to 2011-12 were sanctioned under
Rural Development Fund works. Six works
costing Rs. 5.87 Crores were deferred. 482
works costing Rs. 491.333 Crores were
taken up. 336 works costing Rs. 327.848
Crores were completed. 116 works costing
Rs. 127.635 Crores in progress. 6 works
costing Rs. 8.84 Crores are at Agreement
Stage. 24 Works costing Rs. 27.51 Crores
are at Tender Stage.

erection of safety works at unmanned
rail – road crossings.
Distribution in respect of such projects
as may be prescribed.
Status of CRF, ISC & EI Schemes
Amount in Rupees
Works
takenup(Nos)
Works
completed(Nos)
Works are in
progress(Nos)
Works are at
Revevalidation
Stage(Nos)
Administrative
sanction awaited
stage(Nos)
818
2178.71
771
1969.22
40
168.27
6
16.49
1
24.74
Total expenditure incurred from 2000-01 to
2010-11 was Rs.1988.05 Crs, of which
Rs.87.75 Crs was state share and remaining
Rs.1900.30 Crs was admissible expenditure
incurred. The amount reimbursed by
Government of India was Rs.1300.90 Crs
and balance amount to be reimbursed is
Rs.599.41 Crs.
Railway Safety Works (ROBs/RUBs)
Scheme
Road Over / Under Bridges (ROBs/RUBs)
are mainly constructed in lieu of busy level
crossings. The Constructions are being taken
up under cost sharing basis with State
Governments on 50:50 basis as per the
norms. Construction of ROBs/RUBs and
manning of unmanned level crossings where
Train Vehicular Units (TVUs) are more than
1.00 Lakh, are essential components of
Railway Safety Works, and are of utmost
importance for Railway Safety. The
proposals for ROBs/RUBs are being
approved by Railway Board. As on today
122 Nos of ROBs/RUBs under Road Safety
Works scheme are approved by Railway
Board during the preceding years which are
at various stages of construction. 48
ROBs/RUBs costing Rs.612.18 Crores
Completed.34
ROBs/RUBs
costing
Rs.830.45 Crores in Progress.4 ROBs/RUBs
costing Rs.112.60 Crores at Tender Stage.15
ROBs/RUBs costing Rs.585.20 Crores are
Central Road Fund(CRF) Scheme:
Improvement to roads under Central Road
Fund, which is being released by
Government of India as per “The Central
Road Fund Act 2000, Act No. 54 of 2000”.
Under the CRF act, Government of India has
introduced diesel and petrol cess at
Rupee.1.50 on sale of one liter of Petrol /
Diesel. The fund so collected is meant for
utilization of
 development and maintenance of
National Highways.
 development of the Rural Roads.
 development and maintenance of other
State Roads including roads of Inter
State Connectivity(ISC) and economic
importance(EI).
 construction of Roads under (or) over
the Railways by means of a bridge and
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proposed under this model are - 241.0 Kms
length
of
Hyderabad-VijayawadaMachilipatnam on NH-9, 192.5 Kms length
on Kadapa-Mydakur-Kurnool section on
NH-18, 30.0 Kms length of HyderabadYadagirigutta section on NH-202 and 56.0
Kms of Tirupathi-Tiruthani-Chennai section
on NH-205. Road works on NH9, NH 18,
NH202 and NH 205 are entrusted and in
progress.
Other Important Activities:
A stretch of 31 Kms roadwork from Kms
493/0 to 524/0 of NH-9 from Sangareddy to
Hyderabad was widened to Four-lanes on
BOT basis with an estimated cost of Rs.
99.00/144.00 Crores. The concession period
of the BOT project is 11 years and 7 months
(including the construction period of two
years). The commercial operation of the
project was commenced from 29.12.2008.
Under NHDP IV A/B two laning with paved
shoulders/four laning on selected National
Highways on Public Private Partnership
(PPP) basis is to be taken up in the State.
Preparation of feasibility reports are under
progress for four stretches viz., two laning
with paved shoulders of Kathipudi to
Digamarru on NH 214 for a length of 140
Kms, Vijayawada to Bhadrachalam on NH
221 for a length of 169.7 Kms, DigamarruOngole Road, NH 221 for the entire length
of 255 Kms and four laning of NH 4 for the
entire length of 84 Kms in the State.
Consultants engaged by the GoI for the
preparation of feasibility report for four
laning of the entire length of 56 Kms in A.P.
have submitted final PPR to the Ministry.
Finally, evaluation of the RFPs received
from the consultants for engagement for
prepration of feasibility report for KalyanNirmal Road is under progress.
Under Left Wing Extremism (LWE)
scheme, the GoI have sanctioned five works
on NHs, out of which four works entrusted
to the agencies are in progress, and one
work is major work of construction of
bridge at Eturunagaram across Godavari on
NH 202 and the amount of estimate is Rs
278.31 crores, tenders are to be finalized by
GoI.
A stretch of 6.60 Kms Road work from Km
124/0 to Km 130/6 of NH 202 was
received administrative sanction from
Government., and are at estimation stage.
Administrative sanction awaited for 11
ROBs
costing
Rs.337.61
Crores.10
ROBs/RUBs costing Rs.372.71 Crores at
Investigation stage.
Further, as per public representations,
ROBs/RUBs are being taken up at Level
Crossings which are having less than 1.00
lakh PCU’s. These works are not shared by
Railways and are taken complete 100%
share from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
11 Nos of ROBs/RUBs are taken up, which
are at various stages of construction.4
ROBs/RUBs costing Rs.53.43 Crores are in
progress. 7 ROBs/RUBs costing Rs.147.57
Crores is at estimation stage.
National Highways:
As on September, 2011 there are 17
National Highways in the State covering a
length of 4730 Kms, of which four-lane and
above are 2047 Kms, two-lane are 2318
Kms and Intermediate lanes are 116 Kms
and Single lanes are 249 Kms. The density
of National Highways is 5.59 Kms per lakh
population (2011) in the State and in terms
of area coverage, a length of 17.19 Kms is
available for every 1,000 Sq. Kms in the
state. The corresponding figures at all India
level are 5.85 Kms and 21.52 Kms
respectively.
National Highways Development Project
(NHDP) Phase I & II, III and Port
Connectivity:
The National Highways No.5, 7 and part of
9 are taken up for development of four-lane
roads in the State. The total length of the
roads taken up for development by the
NHAI is 1,834 Kms. Under Phase-I, the
Golden Quadrilateral covering a length of
1062 Kms is completed. Under Phase-II
‘North South Corridor’ covering a length
of 772 Kms is under progress and so far a
length of 519.48 Kms is completed.
Similarly, under Port connectivity road of
length 12 Kms and other projects of road
length 58 Kms are completed. Under PhaseIII, 519.50 Kms length of National
Highways is proposed for widening into
Four-Lane on the basis of Build, Operate
and Transfer (BOT) model. The road works
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sanctioned by MoRTH at a cost of Rs 24.87
Crores and work is in progress.
Construction of a road bridge across
Vynatheya, a branch of Godavari on
Kathipudi-Pamarru Road was sanctioned for
an amount of Rs.7042.82 Lakhs and the
work is in progress. Further agreement was
concluded for the work of Construction of a
road bridge across river Godavari on
Nizamabad-Jagdalpur Road was sanctioned
for an amount of Rs.6101.88 Lakhs
HUDCO 13th Finance Commission
Works:
Strengthening and widening of municipal
and inter city roads in Andhra Pradesh was
taken up with loan assistance of Rs 700.00
Crores from HUDCO during the year 200506. Under this scheme, 523 works covering
a length of 1240 Km, costing Rs 717.67
Crores were sanctioned, out of which 502
works with a length of 1193 Km, costing Rs
620.45 Crores were already completed. 1760
Nos of Road safety interventions works at a
cost of Rs 198.00 Crores were also taken up
out of which 1753 works already completed
at a cost of Rs 194.00 Crores under HUDCO
scheme. The expenditure incurred so far on
these HUDCO works is Rs 843.48 Crores.
13th Finance Commission have allocated a
grant of Rs 981.00 Crores for maintenance
of Roads and Bridges in Andhra Pradesh
during the period 2011-12 to 2014-15. Out
of which, the grant allocated to R&B is Rs
616.16 Crores for 4 years i.e from 2011-12
to 2014-15. Action plan has been approved
by High level Committee for taking up 1087
Km length at a cost of Rs 136.29 Crores
during year 2011-12 and 1270 Km length at
a cost of Rs 146.97 Crores during the year
2012-13. Action being taken to call for
tenders and ground the works sanctioned for
the year 2011-12.
NABARD WORKS- RIDF:
Government of Andhra Pradesh has
identified the urgent need to create adequate
employment opportunities in rural areas
through development of infrastructure. As
part of the State Government has taken up
infrastructure development in rural areas
through financial assistance of NABARD
from 1995-96 with two funds viz.,
RIDF(Rural Infrastructure and Development
Fund) & RIAD(Remote and interior area
development).
Government of Andhra Pradesh has selected
Roads and Buildings department for
improvements of roads and construction of
bridges in rural areas.
Since inception of NABARD funding to
rural area infrastructure nearly 13,150 Kms
of rural roads have been brought to riding
surface with BT and connected to nearby
towns. 329 bridges have been constructed.
So far 1781 Road works, 329 Bridges (Total
2110 works) sanctioned with a cost of Rs.
2666.98 Crores since 1996-97 to 2009-10
under RIDF –II to RIDF XVI & RIAD
(Phase I) to RIAD (Phase-IV). In which
2097 works taken up with a cost of Rs.
2651.78 Crores. 1992 Works were
completed with a cost of Rs. 2313.96
Crores. 86 Works costing Rs. 295.81 Crores
are under progress. 15 works costing Rs.
26.09 Crores were terminated / closed. One
work costing Rs. 1.55 Crores RAS pending
with Government. Three works costing Rs.
14.37 Crores are at tender stage.
In the year 2011-12, 66 works with an
estimated cost of Rs. 203.30 Crores under
RIDF XVII and 29 works with an estimated
cost of Rs. 70.77 Crores under RIAD (Phase
– V) were cleared by NABARD on
recommendation of State Government
Administrative sanction was accorded by the
government for Rs. 203.30 Crores and Rs.
7.28 Crores respectively for RIDF and
RIAD Phase V. Tenders were invited for 47
works in RIDF XVII with an estimated cost
of 136.92 Crores.
There is still nearly 2500 Kms of metalled
and unmetalled surface in rural areas to be
improved in order to bring to BT surface and
to connect rural areas to nearby towns.
Andhra Pradesh Road Development
Corporation (APRDC)
The Road Development Corporation was
established in the year 1998 with an
objective for the development and
maintenance of Roads in the State and other
allied and incidental activities there to.
Under AP State Highway Project (APSHP),
which was taken up with World Bank loan,
1400 Kms length of roads were improved in
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Widening and Strengthening component
under capital improvement and 1734 Kms
length of roads were improved in Heavy
Periodic
Maintenance.
These
roads
consisted State Highways (SH) and Major
District Roads (MDR). The other set of
around 1818 Kms of roads were improved
under AP Economic Restructuring Project to
clear the maintenance backlog on core
network of arterial roads.
A.P. Road Sector Project (P 096021)
The Project is approved by the Government
of India and World Bank for further
strengthening the objectives set in the
APSHP, to reduce the transport cost and
constraints. The cost of the project is
estimated at Rs. 3165 Crores.
Major Component of the Project:
a)Up-gradation
and
Improvement
component for 429 Kms: Cost Rs.1546.61 cr.
i. In this component, 428.6 Kms (seven
roads consisting of 9 packages)of road
length is targeted for Widening and
Strengthening. The road work for Chittoor Puttur road (package 1) and Jagityal –
Peddapalli road (Package -6) are entrusted
and works are in progress.
ii. Tenders are invited for Kandi –
Shadhnagar road on 21.12.2010. Bid
Evaluation report (BER) communicate to
World Bank for NOC. A final decision is to
be taken on the BER
iii. Kurnool – Devanakonda road agreement
was concluded on 29.11.2011. Mydukuru –
Jammalamadugu Road consists of two
packages ie. MJ-03 & MJ-04. For MJ-03,
LOA is issued and MJ-04 tenders are invited
to be received on 30.12.2011.
iv.
For Pedana, Nuziveedu – Vissannapeta
Road DPR & BD are finalized and are being
furnished to bank for issue of No objection.
Kakinada – Rajahmundry Road Detailed
Project Reports (DPRs) are under
finalization.
b) Long Term Performance Based
Maintenance Contract (LTPBMC) 6241
kms: Cost Rs.1431.14 cr.(5 years
duration)
In this Component, 6151 Kms of roads are
targeted for maintaining under LTPBMC.
Under Phase-I, 11 Packages are entrusted
(2113Kms) and works are in progress. In
Phase-II, 12 Packages are entrusted and
works are in progress. The remaining 14
Packages inviting tenders is in progress are
at various stages
c) Institutional Strengthening, Road
Safety & PPP Facilitation Support: Cost
Rs. 191.36 cr.
i)
Institutional Strengthening Action
Plan(ISAP)- M/s Lea Associates Ltd.
Canada in association with LASA, New
Delhi, were appointed as consultants for the
consultancy
services
on
ISAP
implementation.
The
services
were
commenced on 07.04.2011. The consultants
have submitted inception report and
quarterly progress reports 1&2 and
conducted
one
workshop
so
far.
Institutional strengthening cell & Working
group have been formed for effective
implementation
of
Institutional
Strengthening Action Plan (ISAP).
ii)
Road Financing Study (RFS): The
study is to articulate the case for reforms of
Road Financing in the State and recommend
the operating modalities and new financing
arrangements to be adopted by the State
Government duly creating AP State Road
fund. The recommendations of the advisory
committee are furnished to Government for
establishing Road Fund.
iii)
Road Safety Policy (RSP): Transport
department will be the Nodal / Lead
department for Implementation of Road
Safety Action Plan. Prl. Secretary Transport
has been appointed as Nodal Officer. Three
roads are proposed for pilot study.
Government have reconstituted the Road
Safety Council for Andhra Pradesh for a
period of two years from the date of issue of
notification to till the Road Safety Council
is reconstituted, whichever is earlier.
Road Safety Advisor and Assistant Advisor
are appointed to assist the Transport
Commissioner in taking forward the road
safety component under APRSP and the
inception report is sent to World Bank for
comments.
iv)Road Management System (RMS):
It is proposed to establish Road
Management System for optimum utilization
of funds in prioritization of the road
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improvement and maintenance. The duration
of this system is projected for 6 years so as
to address effectively various deficiencies in
maintenance and management of State
Roads. Consultants were appointed and the
work is in progress.
Widening of roads to four lanes & Bridge
Works (Build, Operate and Transfer
basis) under Public Private Partnership
(PPP)
Objectives:
a) Construction of new roads
b) Relieve congestion,
c) Improve commuter access and reduce
travel time.
d) Promotion of Private Participation in
Infrastructure.
e) Safe roads.
f) Fuel efficiency. 1.
Second bridge across river Godavari
near Rajahmundry including approaches
connecting EGK road under (PPP) project. –
Rs.808 Cr. 70% of the work completed.
2.
Construction of HLB across river
Musi from Km 6/6 to 7/2 of Miryalaguda Kodada
Road.-Rs.12.56
Cr.
Work
completed. Commercial Operation Date
(COD) started from 19.02.2010
3.
Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Ramagundam Road (Rajiv Rahadari)Rs1358
Cr.
Concession
agreement
concluded on 20.08.2010. Financial closure
achieved by the concessionaire. Work is in
progress.
4.
Narketpally - Addanki - Medarametla
Road.-Rs.1197 Cr. Concession agreement
concluded on 23.07.2010. Financial closure
achieved by the concessionaire. Work is in
progress
Annuity Works:
1) Nine road works with a length of
154.79 Kms at a cost of Rs. 418.83 Cr are
sanctioned, Out of which seven works are
completed and balance two works for Rs.
143.66 Cr are nearing completion.
APRDC with effect from 01.04.2007. An
amount of Rs.200.00 Cr was allocated under
Non-Plan maintenance during the year
2011-12. The maintenance works are in
progress.
Works Sanctioned under Core Net Plan:
Two road works at a cost of Rs. 93.50 Cr.
(i.e., Nagasanipalli – Talupula Road &
Nellore – Krishna Patnam Road) and one
Bridge costing Rs. 35.00 Cr. (Bridge across
river Tungabhadra @ Alampur) are in
progress.
Up-gradation of Ananthapur – Tadipatri –
Bhogasamudram Road at a cost of Rs.
305.00 Cr. –Tender process is in progress.
Up-gradation and Improvement of Kadiri –
Koduru Road at a cost of
Rs. 235.00
Cr. – DPR under finalization.
PANCHAYAT RAJ ROADS
The total length of the rural roads under
Panchayat Raj engineering department is
1,38,781 Kms in the State as on 01-04-2011.
Out of this, Other District Roads consist of
5,506 Kms, Major District Roads 1,096 Kms
and Village roads 1,32,179 Kms. The
surface details of the road length are CC
Roads 3,586 Kms; BT 36,441 Kms, WBM
26,395 Kms and Gravel 72,359 Kms.
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TRANSPORT
7.5
2) Core Network Roads Under NonPlan:
The Maintenance & Management of 12,048
Kms of High Density Corridors designated
as Core Road Network is entrusted to
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Road Transport plays a prominent role in
the economic development of the State. The
Transport department plays a key role in
licensing of drivers, registration of motor
vehicles, issue of transport permits, levy and
collection of motor vehicle tax, enforcement
of vehicle violations, acts as nodal agency
for road safety and motor vehicles pollution
control. As on 30-11-2011, the State has a
registry of 110.53 lakh vehicles. About
72.22% of the vehicles on road are two
wheelers, followed by cars, three wheelers,
buses and trucks. The growth of vehicles in
the State is around 14%. The registered
motor vehicles on road are shown in
Annexure 7.4.
 Any service any counter to expedite
works of the RTA offices, besides
rationalizing the use of man power.
 Dispatch of all documents by speed post.
 Registration of non-transport vehicles
can now be done in one day.

Online payment of life tax by all
vehicle dealers has been made mandatory
from 1st June 2008.
 Bio-metric (finger print) authentication
has been introduced for learner license test.
 Driving Licenses in smart card form are
being issued in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy,
Vijayawada, Nandigama, Gudivada and
Kadapa and will shortly be extended through
out the State.
 Color coding of all categories of driving
licenses has been introduced for better
enforcement.
 20,000 RTC buses and 100 setwin buses
have been added to the transport data-base
to expedite issue of permits and fitness
certificates.
 Affixing retro reflected stickers on
transport vehicles has been made mandatory.
 Fully functional website will enable
citizens to access data of vehicles,
application forms and access of services.
Pollution Control
The department has taken steps to upgrade
and net work all the 530 Pollution-Testing
stations that were licensed in the private
sector to be compatible to new testing norms
prescribed in Central Motor Vehicles Rules
1989. 101 Pollution Testing Stations were
networked so far.
In order to control vehicular pollution,
Goods vehicles and Stage Carriages of 15+
years have been prohibited from the
Hyderabad area. Similarly, public service
and private service vehicles of more than 15
year old are prohibited in Visakhapatnam
area. Restriction has been imposed on the
number of three wheeled contract carriages
(Auto-rickshaws) in Hyderabad, Vijayawada
and Visakhapatnam. No new permits are
issued to three wheeler contract carriages in
these three cities. Any replacement of auto
rickshaw is permitted with LPG operated
one.
The transport department collects revenues
from the issue of driving licenses,
registrations, permits and taxes.
The growth of revenue is shown in Table
7.3.
Table 7.3
Revenue of transport department
Year
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12(upto Nov.11)
Total Revenue
(Rs. Crs)
950.92
918.69
1095.85
1096.49
1354.19
1371.96
1591.61
1846.52
1998.52
2618.37
1921.00
Source: Transport Department
All services in the Transport Department are
fully computerized and provide for multiple
accesses to services through the Internet, eseva centers and Aponline in addition to the
department’s offices with a view to increase
transparency in the functioning of the
department. Citizens can now make tax
payments or book slots of the learner
licenses and driving licenses through the eSeva counters or through the internet or at
the transport offices.
New Initiatives
Citizen Friendly Services has been the goal
of the computerization strategy in the
Transport department. The department
gradually plans to migrate from clientserver architecture to the web enabled
architecture for greater data integrity and
uniformity of operations across the state.
This not only enhances transparency but
reduces discretion at lower levels in addition
to cutting down transaction time. Some of
the initiatives undertaken by the department
are given as under:
 Slot booking on the internet or through
e-Seva services or through RTA offices have
been made mandatory for learner license and
driving license.
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1. Streamlining the Licensing system of
drivers:
The department has
introduced computer based learner
license test to assess the knowledge of
drivers. In addition, the department
has introduced slot booking system
through e-seva, RTO office counters
and the internet for scheduling the
learner license test and the driving test.
2. Driving test has been made rigorous
through strict testing on driving tracks.
All districts have a driving test track.
3. Heavy motor vehicle driving schools
need to register online all candidates
undergoing training.
Only those
registered with the department online
are permitted to take a test for
obtaining a heavy motor vehicle
licence.
4. Enforcement by police and transport
department has been made more
intensive to book violations under the
MV Act
(with reference to driving
and overloading of goods and
passenger vehicles).
5. Contract carriages are being constantly
monitored and checked for carrying
commercial goods at the cost of the
safety of the passengers.
6. Sub-inspectors of police have been
authorized to check all visible
offences.
7. Auto rickshaws are prohibited on the
national highways.
8. Driving licenses of drivers involved in
fatal and grievous accidents are being
suspended.
9. District road safety committees have
been reconstituted with District
Collector as Chairman for effective
monitoring and taking remedial
measures.
10. Laser guns have been procured for
detecting over speeding vehicles.
Interceptor vehicles fitted with laser
guns, breath analysers and surveillance
cameras
and
pollution
testing
equipment have been provided to
Hyderabad,
Rangareddy,
Visakhapatnam,
Vijayawada
and
Chittoor to check violations.
Bharat Stage (BS) III vehicles are not
permitted to be sold nor are they registered
in GHMC area. Only BS IV compliant
vehicles are permitted to be sold or
registered in GHMC area. In the rest of the
State, BS-III compliant vehicles are
permitted to be sold and registered.
Enforcement
The department has been making a
conscious effort to enforce the provisions of
the Motor Vehicles Act by actively booking
violation of vehicle registration and driving
license conditions. Active enforcement
enables better compliance of registration and
licensing conditions by operators. In the
year 2010-11, the department through active
enforcement has been able to mobilize
revenue of Rs.203.69 crores. During the
year 2011-12, the enforcement revenue
realized is Rs.104.46 crores up to October,
2011.
Road Safety
The enormity of havoc created by road
traffic accidents is generally not understood
fully.
Though each major accident is
shocking, such accidents are generally seen
as isolated and unconnected events and as
unavoidable fallout of modern-day living.
Government have realized the magnitude of
the problem and all possible steps are being
taken at the State level to reduce the number
of accidents. Andhra Pradesh is the only
State where Road Safety Council is chaired
by the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
The Government are aware that Road Safety
is a multi-dimensional and multi-sectoral
problem and therefore needs a coordinated
inter-disciplinary approach.
To achieve
effective coordination, Transport department
has been made the nodal department.
In view of the importance attached to road
safety at the highest level all the support that
is required for achieving the goals in terms
of policy, Legislation, Resources etc., will
be provided.
With a view to mitigate the number of road
accidents in the state, the Transport
department has initiated a number of
measures under the Road Safety Programme
called SAFAR – “Safety Always for All
Roads”: Some of them are
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11. A number of gadgets such laser guns
for detecting speeding vehicles; breath
analyzers for detecting drunken
driving and mobile interceptors for
detecting overloaded, speed and
polluting vehicles have been procured
and provided to the transport and
police department.
12. Surveillance Cameras have been
provided to the Police department.
Erected at 11 identified junctions in
the twin cities of Hyderabad and
Secunderabad. E-challans are being
generated by the police department for
all offences detected.
13. Six Heavy duty cranes have been
supplied to the police department for
removal of stranded and accident
vehicles on the important national
highways.
14. The health department is identifying a
large number of hospitals to serve as
traumatic care centres in addition to
providing
immediate
emergency
assistance through “108”. This facility
enables precious lives to be saved with
minimum delay in providing trauma
care.
15. An
Empowered
Committee
is
constituted under the Chairmanship of
Principal Secretary to Government
(Transport) to implement the Road
Safety Action Plan (World Bank
Scheme) involving all the line
Departments.
16. Road Safety Council under the
Chairmanship of Hon`ble Chief
Minister has been constituted at State
Level to provide leadership and
direction at the highest level in view of
the magnitude of the problem. Several
decisions have been taken. Action has
been initiated on the deliberations of
the first road safety Council meeting
held on 23-08-2010.
17. Accident prone areas are categorizaed
in to AB and C on the roads of NHs,
R&B and Panchayatraj etc., involving
line Departments concerned for
improvement on priority basis and to
get high rate of positive results with
the Road Safety Measures being taken
by the Government.
18. The department has taken steps to
control overload in goods vehicles in a
systematic way. Action is being taken
on the companies which are giving
overloads to truck operators. This is
yielding good results and improving
the road safety.The State Government
is taking measures road safety is a
concern of each and every one in the
state.
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Andhra Pradesh State Road
Transport Corporation (APSRTC)
7.6 The transport needs of the people in the
state were first met by a wing of Nizam
Railways in June, 1932 with 27 buses and
166 staff, mainly looking after the needs of
passengers connected to Railway Stations.
Later on, the Road Transport Sector was
under the department of Hyderabad State
from 1st Nov.1951 and with the reorganization of States, a separate
Corporation was initialized in Andhra
Pradesh State w.e.f.11th January, 1958.
The corporation initially had a fleet strength
of 609 buses (16 depots) with a staff of
5,081 during the year 1958. As the State has
been growing on all fronts since then, the
needs of transport have also increased,
forcing
the
implementation
of
nationalization and increase its fleet strength
year after year to meet the needs of traveling
public.
APSRTC is the largest State Road Transport
undertaking in the country, which has not
only entered in the Limca book of records in
the year 2000, but also entered the Guinness
Book of World Records on 31st October,
1999. The Corporation is first in fleet
utilization in the country by achieving
96.37% in the year 2011-12(upto Sep,2011).
The corporation has 7 Zones, 23 Regions
and 210 Depots with a total fleet strength of
22,216 buses and 1.21 lakhs employees on
rolls as at the end of September, 2011.
All the 210 depots having fleet operation
were computerized and linked through a dial
up network. The fuel efficiency is 5.13 per
112
litre during 2011-12(upto Sep,2011). It
operates about 77.94 lakh kms & transports
about 1.37 crore passengers daily. Average
vehicle productivity per day is 353 kms.
Product Achievements:
The corporation has innovated trend setting
improvements in the quality of travel in
rural and urban areas by providing newly
designed ordinary coaches `Pallevelugu’ for
rural passengers; `Garuda’ for long distance
passengers, `Seethala Hamsa’, `Metro
Deluxe’ and `Metro Express’ for urban
passengers, and `Sapthagiri Ordinary’ for
ghat road passengers. The JnNURM Buses
were also introduced for Urban passengers
in
major
cities
like
Hyderabad,
Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam,
and Tirupati. The Corporation has
introduced On-line ticket booking system
for the convenience of passengers.
Special Achievements:
The Corporation bagged National Awards
on;
i. Highest Tyre Performance
ii. Fuel efficiency
iii. Productivity
Among the STUs in India, APSRTC stands
top in the area of physical performance in
the vehicle productivity and resource
utilization
indicators
like
Vehicle
Utilisation, Fleet Utilization, average No. of
passengers transported, Fuel efficiency, Tyre
life, break down rate and Accident rate.
APSRTC is one of the largest employer in
the state having 1.21 lakh employees. The
staff ratio per bus has been under control at
6.10 during 2011-12(up to Sep,2011)
.Employee’s productivity has registered 57
KMs during 2011-12(up to Sep,2011). After
a gap of several years, APSRTC took up
direct recruitment of Management Trainees
and Supervisory Trainees in order to
energize and professionalize the Executive
and Supervisory cadres.
The regular
conduct of induction training and refresher
courses for defaulting drivers has resulted in
increased safety during both night and day
time to operations. APSRTC performance
from 2005-06 to 2011-12(up to Sep, 2011) is
given at Annexure 7.5.
AIRPORTS
Hyderabad International Airport
7.7 Hyderabad International Airport
officially known as Rajiv Gandhi
International Airport (RGIA) replaced the
former international airport of the city,
Begumpet Airport. GMR Hyderabad
International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has
the mandate to build, finance, operate and
maintain the new airport under a public –
private partnership initiative. The total
investment for the airport construction in the
first phase is Rs.2920 crores. GHIAL is a
joint venture company promoted by GMR
Group (63%) with Malaysia Airports
Holding
Berhad
(MAHB)
(11%),
Government of Andhra Pradesh (13%) and
the Airports Authority of India (13%) as the
other consortium partners. As on 31st
March, 2011 GHIAL employed 534
employees.
Airport Features:
RGIA provides world-class facilities and
infrastructure, in accordance with ICAO
standards and practices, to handle large
aircraft and international traffic.
Its
integrated domestic and international
terminal is equipped with 12 contact
boarding bridges, 30 remote stands,
Common User Terminal Equipment
(CUTE), self check-in kiosks (Common
User Self Service – CUSS) and 46
immigration counters. It also incorporates
modern IT systems including Flight
Information Display Screens, Baggage
Handling System (BHS), and Airport
Operational Database (AODB) technology
for the first time in India. RGIA is the first
Indian airport to have the fully automated
Airport Operations Control Centre which
acts as the nerve centre for all coordination
within the airport.
RGIA is designed to cater to 12 Million
Passenger per annum (MPPA) which can be
phase-wise developed to cater to an ultimate
capacity of 40 MPPA. When completely
developed it will consist of 2 runways, 2
integrated terminals, landside commercial
zones, 2 SEZ’s, community facilities and the
entire necessary supporting infrastructure.
The total land area is 5495 acres.
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passenger’s traffic has grown by 10.68 %.
Overall the passenger traffic has shown
growth of 17.59% YoY. In the year 2010-11
the airport has handled 7.63 Million
passengers.
During the year 2011-12(upto Dec,2011)
Domestic passenger growth is 18.22% YoY,
where as International passengers traffic has
grown by 0.42%. Overall the passenger
traffic has shown growth of 13.74% YoY.
The airport handled 6.47 Million passengers
upto December, 2011.
c) Freight Traffic: For the year 2010-11,
Domestic Cargo growth is around 24.07%
YoY, whereas International cargo volume
has grown by 19.50 %. Overall the Cargo
has shown growth of 21.52% YoY. In the
year 2010-11, the airport handled 80,777
tonnes of Cargo.
During the year 2011-12(upto Dec,2011)
Domestic Cargo growth is -5.43% YoY,
where as International cargo volume has
grown by 8.25%. Overall the cargo has
shown growth of 2.01% YoY. The airport
handled 61667 tonnes of cargo upto
December,2011.
Location:
Located strategically at the geographical
centre of India, Hyderabad is within a two
hour flying radius to all the major cities in
India and a four hours radius to all the major
cities in the Middle East and South East
Asia. The city therefore holds tremendous
potential to emerge as one of the main air
travel hubs in India and the critical
destination-and-transit point for travel
between the East and the West. Currently,
there are 12 foreign and 6 domestic airlines
operating from Hyderabad which fly to over
44 destinations. In addition, Lufthansa
Cargo and Blue Dart operate Cargo freighter
services.
Connectivity:
The Airport has two major access points:
 The National Highway NH-7 and Outer
Ring Road (ORR) from the west side and
 Srisailam State Highways on the Eastern
side.
1st phase of ORR effectively connects
Cyberabad region to the Airport. First of its
kind 11.8 km long elevated expressway (PV
Narasimha Rao) enable passengers to reach
airport from the city centre through the NH7 Highway, within 30 minutes. Besides
these, Multi-Modal Transportation System
(MMTS), Mono Rail Transport System and
other alternative modes of transport are
being actively explored in collaboration with
the State Government.
Traffic Highlights
a) Air Traffic Movements (ATM): For the
year 2010-11 in Domestic ATMs there is a
growth of 3.74% year over year (YoY),
whereas International ATMs has grown by
1.75 %. Overall the ATMs have shown a
growth of 3.40% YoY. In the year 2010-11
the airport handled 83292 ATMs.
During 2011-12 (up to Dec,2011) the
Domestic ATMs there is a growth of
23.81% YoY, where as International ATMs
has grown by 0.80%. Overall the ATMs
have shown a growth of 19.91% YoY. The
airport handled 74480 ATMs up to
December,2011.
New Developments at RGIA in 2010-11
 For enhancement of Cargo Handling
capacity, new cargo Building with an
approximate area of 1912 Sq.m has been
constructed which is leased out to Blue
Dart for their cargo operations.
 The Cargo Terminal has installed a
Pharma
Zone
complex,
with
approximate 2518 Sq.m of built area
which was inaugurated on 2nd December
2010. Operations started with effect
from 1st January, 2011.
 GHIAL has constructed a compost plant
within the Airport to manage the
biodegradable Waste generated at
Airport.
 GHIAL has formed a joint Venture with
Malaysian Aerospace Engineering Sdn.
Bhd. (MAE) to set up a third-party
airframe maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) facility. To start with,
the MRO facility would consist of 1
wide body hangar to perform C & D
checks for wide body aircraft, 2 bay
b) Passenger Traffic: For the year 2010-11
Domestic passenger growth is around
20.03% YoY, whereas International
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narrow body hangar to perform C & D
checks for narrow body aircraft and 1
Narrow body hangar for maintenance
and paint activity. These hangars will be
supported by workshops necessary for
airframe maintenance. This facility can
perform maintenance checks for ATR,
Boeing 737-NG, B777 and Airbus A330,
A320 aircrafts types to start with. This
MRO facility will start operations upon
receipt of Approval from DGCA which
is expected by November 2011.
Achievements:
RGIA is well poised to establish the city of
Hyderabad prominently on the global
aviation map thus contributing to the
prosperity,
growth
and
economic
development of the region. Below are the
achievements and awards:
 RGIA Ranked No.1 in the world by
Airports Council International (ACI) on
Airport Service Quality (ASQ) ratings,
in 5-15 million passenger category
airports for 2010.
 The ‘Most Favorite Airport in India’ at
the Conde Nast Traveller India Awards.
 Routes Airport Marketing Award for
Indian Sub continent at the 8th Routes
Asia, Adelaide, 2010.
 RGIA named ‘Best Airport India’ by the
UK based Skytrax in its World Airports
Awards.
 ISO 10002 – 2004 (Complaints
Management System) Certification.
 Certificate of merit award,2011 for
energy conversation from Ministry of
Power, Government of India on 14th
December,2011.
over Ac.293.5 to AAI. Government of A.P
has agreed to allocate additional funds of Rs.
133.00 crores to acquire the additional lands
and arranging shifting of utilities.
Kadapa Airport:
This is an existing non-operational airport.
Runway is ready for aircraft operations and
also night landing facilities will be available
by January, 2012 since Ground Lighting
Facilities (GLF) work will be completed by
January, 2012 which is now in progress. The
AAI has requested additional land of 476.33
acres, of which 457.83 acres has already
been handed over to AAI to take up works.
The AAI has completed the runway works.
The compound wall along the periphery of
the boundary of 12.1 Km is completed.
Warangal Airport:
This is an existing non-functional airport, in
an area of 748.02 acres. Government has
signed MoU with AAI for development of
this Airport. The AAI has projected
additional land requirement of 438 acres.
About 195 acres of land was already
identified. The Collector, Warangal was
coordinate with AAI and furnish the details
of remaining 243 acres.
Vijayawada Airport:
Airport belongs to AAI and is under
operation. GoAP has signed MoU with the
Airports Authority of India (AAI) for
upgradation of this existing operating
airport. AAI prepared Master Plan and
projected additional land requirement of
about 361 acres of land for Phase-I works.
An amount of Rs.76.00 crores is required for
land acquisition. AAI informed that
construction of new terminal building and
control tower are the proposed works by
them and that installation of ILS is in
progress. Government has agreed in
principle for acquisition of additional land.
Rajahmundry Airport:
This is an existing operational airport in an
area of 365.49 acres. GoAP signed MoU
with AAI for upgradation for operation of
bigger aircrafts such as B 737 – 800 / A320
etc. AAI has proposed Master Plan and
projected land requirement of 1605 acres for
phase wise development of the airport.
However upon request by the State
Government the AAI has reduced this to 966
Tirupathi Airport
This existing operational airport of the AAI
is in an area of 312 acres. Hon‘ble Prime
Minister of India laid the foundation stone
on 1-9-2010 for up-gradation of Tirupati
Airport as International Airport. As per the
Master Plan, AAI has requested to hand over
690 acres for Phase-I development work
which include installation of ILS and
construction of new Integrated Terminal
Building complex for which estimates are
under finalization. Out of the above, the
District Administration has already handed
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share. During 2011-12 the end of upto
September, 2011, the Port handled 75.70
lakh tonnes of Cargo and realized a revenue
of Rs.271.75 Crores.
Kakinada Anchorage port
The Anchorage Port is a sheltered Port with
the location of 17 Kms length of Hope
Island. Anchorage Port handled about 150 to
200 Sea going ships every year. There are
about 100 private owned steel barges with a
total capacity of 3,000 tonnes employing
2,000 persons. About 3,000 workers are
working as shore labour and stevedoring
labour in the ships.
During 2010-11, the port handled 11.45 lakh
tonnes cargo and realized Rs.7.36 crores of
revenue on cargo and earned total revenue of
Rs.16.37 Crores. During the year 2011-12
up to the end of September, 2011, the Port
handled 7.23 lakh tonnes of Cargo and
realized revenue of Rs. 6.96 Crores.
Kakinada Deep Water Port
The Deep Water berths developed by the
Government were privatized in 1999 and
handed over to M/s. International Sea Ports
Ltd., for operation and maintenance for 50
years. For this purpose a Special Purpose
Vehicle (SPV) called M/s. Kakinada
Seaports Limited (KSPL) was formed for
operating and maintaining the Port.
During 2010-11, the port handled 99.07 lakh
tonnes of cargo and realized Rs.198.09
Crores revenue. The Government received
Rs.43.58 Crores as government share.
During 2011-12 up to the end of September,
2011, the port handled 46.31 lakh tonnes of
Cargo and realized revenue of Rs. 106.00
Crores.
Rawa Port
The port is located in East Godavari District
having an off shore single buoy mooring
system for collecting off shore oil tankers
for transporting to other ports. M/s Cairn
Energy (I) Ltd., as acceleration company
installed Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) at
Rawa port. The port handled 15.60 lakh
tonnes of cargo and realized revenue of
Rs.3.82 crores during. 2010-11. During
2011-12, up to the end of September 2011,
the Port handled 8.21 lakh tonnes of Cargo
and realized revenue of Rs.1.98 crores.
acres. The cost of the land in this area is
very high as most of the lands are fertile.
Therefore AAI has been requested to further
reduce the additional land required. An
amount of Rs.96.60 crores is required for
land acquisition.
AAI informed that New Domestic Passenger
Terminal Building for 150 per hour capacity
and new fire station cum Technical Block
cum Control tower is presently under
construction at a cost of Rs.43.29 crores.
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SEA PORTS
7.8 Andhra Pradesh is having 974 Kms long
coast line with one major Port at
Visakhapatnam under Government of India
and 14 non-major ports under State
Government. Recent trends show that
India’s trade is growing especially in dry
bulk cargo traffic with China and Asian
countries leading to a substantial increase in
cargo from East Coast.
Ports offer tremendous potential for
development and for the growth of a wide
spectrum of maritime activities such as
international shipping, coastal shipping, ship
repairs, fishing, captive ports for specific
industries, all weather ports, tourism and
sports etc.,
Gangavaram Port
The Port is located in Visakhapatnam
district. It is being developed with private
participation as a Multipurpose all weather
port to become the deepest port (21m) with
round the clock operations and with state-ofart cargo handling equipment. All statutory
clearances were obtained and 95% works are
completed. The operations of the port have
commenced in July, 2008. The total
estimated cost is Rs.1,850 crores in phase-I,
Rs.2,600 crores in phase-II and Rs.10,000
crores in phase-III. The handling capacity of
Phase-I is 35 Million Tonnes, Phase-II is 75
Million Tons and phase-III is 200 Million
Tonnes per annum.
During 2010-11, the Port handled 139.50
Lakh Tonnes of Cargo and realized revenue
of Rs.443.32 Crores. The Government
received Rs.9.31 Crores as Government
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Krishnapatnam Port
This port is in Nellore District and this first
greenfield port is being developed by
Krishnapatnam Port company Ltd., (KPCL)
on Build, Operate, Share and Transfer
(BOST) basis under PPP over a period of 30
years. Phase-I of the port is developed with
an estimated investment of Rs.1,200 crores
and will have five berths. The port has
started commercial operations from March,
2009.
During 2010-11, the port handled 159.13
lakh tonnes of cargo and realized a revenue
of Rs.592.43 Crores. The Government
received Rs.15.40 Crores as Government
share. During 2011-12 up to the end of
September 2011, the Port handled 75.23
lakh tonnes of cargo and realized a revenue
of Rs.268.46 crores. Phase-II of the port is
being developed with an estimated
investment of Rs.6000 crores to handle 40
million tonnes. The operations of phase-II of
the port are expected to commence by the
end of 2011.
Vodarevu, Nizampatnam Port and
Industrial Corridor- VANPIC Project
This twin port project and industrial corridor
is being developed in Guntur and Prakasam
districts by M/s. VANPIC Pvt. Ltd., under
MoU route, with a total investment of
Rs.16.800 crores. Concession Agreement
was concluded with the developer in July,
2008 to develop the VANPIC project on
BOOT basis for a period of 33 years,
extendable by 11 years + 11 years.
DPR for Vodarevu port has been approved
and the same is expected to commence by
the end of the year 2011-12.
Machilipatnam Port:
The Government of Andhra Pradesh is
developing this port in Krishna District
under PPP Mode on Build, Own, Operate
and Transfer terms (BOOT) basis. The
Revised Concession Agreement was
concluded with M/s Machilipatnam Port
Limited on 07-06-2010 and the concession
period is 30 years (extendable by 10 years +
10 years). DPR for Machilipatnam Port is
under examination.
COMMUNICATIONS
7.9 As on 31st March 2011, there are 16,150
Post Offices in the State, of which 104
Mukhya Dak Ghars/Head Post Offices,
2,343 Sub Post Offices and 13,703 Branch
Post Offices. Similarly, there were 169
Customer service centers having Telegraph
section, 4,266 Telephone Exchanges. The
details are given in Annexure 7.6.
As per the TRAI report, there are a total of
677.90 lakh telephone connections at the
end of October, 2011 in the state. Out of
which, 23.48 lakh connections are wireline
(land line) and 654.42 lakhs are wireless.
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BANKING
7.10
The number of scheduled bank
offices in the State is 8,211 at the end of
March, 2011. The aggregate deposits
amounted to Rs.2,83,600 crores and the total
bank credit extended was of the order of
Rs.3,27,275 crores as on 31-3-2011. The
credit-deposit ratio of the banks in the state
is 115.40% as against RBI norm of 60%.
Total priority sector advances to Net Bank
Credit is Rs.1,54,227 crores (47.12%)
against RBI norm 40%. Agricultural
advances to Net Bank Credit are Rs.83,098
crores or 25.39% of Net Bank Credit (NBC)
against RBI norm of 18%. SSI Advances
(outstanding) is Rs.27,033 crores which
accounted for 8.26% of NBC. Other priority
sector advances are at Rs.44,096 crores
forming 13.47% of NBC. Profile of banking
institutions in A.P as on 30.03.2011 is given
in Annexure 7.7.
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TOURISM
Andhra Pradesh is recognized variously-for
its legendary dynasties; for its most revered
temples, for its lacquer toys and beautiful
weaves; rich literature and the vibrant arts of
Kuchipudi dance. There are holy pilgrim
centres, attractive palaces, museums, ports,
rivers, beaches and hill stations.
Andhra Pradesh with more then 600 tourist
locations attracts the largest number of
tourists in India. More than 7 million visitors
visit the state every year. Andhra Pradesh
tourism is known as Koh-i-noor of India.
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thereby promoting new tourism products
and successful operation of tourist centers.
Growth of A. P Tourism Development
Corporation from 2004-05 to 2011-12 is
shown in Table 7.4.
Table 7.4
Tourists Inflow and Revenue
Year
Tourists
Revenue
(Nos.Lakhs)
(Rs.Crores)
2004-05
24.96
59.18
2005-06
43.83
76.46
2006-07
53.54
89.50
2007-08
62.47
100.89
2008-09
73.79
109.00
2009-10
77.48
116.70
2010-11
41.63
124.68
2011-12
19.08
59.41
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development
Corporation(APTDC):
APTDC is a State Government undertaking
incorporated in the year 1976. It continues to
register significant growth since 1999-2000
with a focus on the creation of tourism
infrastructure and products.
APTDC continues to strive for promotion of
new tourism products such as Eco-Tourism,
Beach Tourism and Cruise Tourism. 6 new
eco-tourism
destinations
have
been
promoted as novel initiative under
community based eco-tourism. The River
Cruise tourism to Pattiseema and
Papikondalu
on
river
Godavari,
Nagarjunasagar to Srisailam on Krishna
River have become immensely popular.
(up to Sep.11)
Currently, the corporation runs 53 hotels and
other tourism facilities with 1049 rooms in
prime locations fostering homely ambience
packages an impressive fleet of 126 buses
that connect to important tourism locations
with in and outside the state. The water fleet
with 120 boats and launches that provides
pleasure cruises and river cruises affordable
reality. The corporation runs Sound & Light
shows, pleasure rides making River & Lake
cruise tourism at an affordable reality.
The activities of the Corporation can be
classified broadly into the following:
Source: Tourism Development Corporation
Tour Packages:
APTDC has designed a number of Tourists
Packages to different destinations covering
temples, hill resorts, beach resorts, heritage
sites both in and outside the state through its
modern transport fleet of over 126 buses
including Twin Deck Bus for exclusively for
the local sight seeing. APTDC is the first
corporation in the country to introduce
Volvo coaches that has set a new level in the
tourism travel.
The transport fleet is
supported by a chain of central reservation
offices
in
Hyderabad,
Tirupathi,
Visakhapatnam,
Bengaluru,
Chennai,
Kolkatta and Shirdi supported by a network
of tour promotion agents. APTDC also
enters into strategic alliance with major tour
operators. The tours connect major hubs in
the south such as Chennai, Bengaluru,
Shirdi, Tirupathi, Hyderabad, Coimbattore,
Mangalore and Goa making South India a
seamless travel destination.
Haritha Hotel Chain:
The “Haritha Hotel Chain” consists of 53
hotels with 1049 rooms located in important
tourist centers provide the right ambience
and the quality a tourist truly deserves. All
APTDC hotels provide for a restaurant, AC
and non AC accommodation and in major
locations a swimming pool. APTDC has a
strategic arrangement with Shanthigiri
Ayurvedic Clinic of Kerala, which provides
wellness ayurvedic treatment.
 Tourism Infrastructure Development
 Hotels & Catering Units
 Guided & Package Tours
 Leisure Cruises & Pleasure Boating
 Sound & Light Shows
 Eco-Tourism
While the primary focus remains to
aggressively develop world-class tourism
infrastructure. Recently, it has ventured into
new tourism related fields like, Heritage,
Pilgrimage and Eco-tourism etc.
Growth of APTDC:
APTDC has registered a systematic growth
over the years both in terms of revenue and
also tourist arrivals. The thrust of the
Government of Andhra Pradesh on the
development and promotion of tourism has
enabled this to happen. In line with the
policy of the Government, APTDC focused
on the development of tourism infrastructure
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Important places where hotels & resorts are
located includes Hyderabad, Vijayawada,
Visakhapatnam, Jungle Bells, Araku Valley,
Rishikonda,
Basara,
Bhadrachalam,
Warangal,
Tirupati,
Horesely
Hills,
Kuppam, Yadagirigutta, Kurnool, Dwaraka
Tirumala, Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar and
Dindi.. In addition to these, construction of
new hotels is nearing completion at
Gandikota and Ananthagiri, Ranga Reddy
District.
Wayside Amenities
APTDC has taken up development of
Wayside amenities along the highways to
provide better facilities to highway travelers
like Restaurant, Washrooms, Parking area,
Souvenir shop and Children play area at
Alankanpally,
Suryapet,
Pragnapur,
Kamareddy, Lepakshi, Wyra, Sone and
Srikalahasthi.
Projects completed and
commissioned
are
Alankanapally,
Pragnapur, Lepakshi, Srikalahasti and
Suryapet.
Development of wayside
amenities at Wyra and Tallapaka is taken up
and works are in finishing stage.
Water Fleet
APTDC operates lake and river tourism at
several places in the state. Wholesome
entertainment and pleasure cruises are being
operated in the Hussainsagar lake in
Hyderabad.
Visiting tourists and local
residents can view the Buddha on the rock
of Gibralter or just dine through a pleasure
cruise on the most popular cruise boats such
as the Bhagirathi, Bhagmathi and the Khairun-nissa.
The water fleet strength of
APTDC is 120 which includes FRP boats,
Launches, Parasail boat and large vessels.
The Corporation operates 10 cruises in
Godavari and Krishna rivers. New
catamaran type boats and latest Speedboats
introduced at various water bodies as a part
of strengthing the water fleet operation.
APTDC operates pleasure rides at the
Miralam tank, Durgam Cheruvu, Nagarjuna
Sagar, Nellore, Srisailam, Vijayawada,
Vishakhapatnam
(Bay
of
Bengal),
Karminagar
(LMD),
Tirupathi,
Rajahmundry and Brahmasagaram. New
boating units at suitable Jalayagnam sites
taken up by the corporation and about 17
new units are proposed to be established.
River Cruises
Most popular River Cruise on River
Godavari
between
Pattiseema
and
Papikondalu is being operated attracting
huge number of tourists. The introduction of
the river cruise on the Godavari has
stimulated many a private entrepreneur to
operate similar cruises on the Godavari.
The cruise offers a unique experience of a
boat ride for over four hours and bring back
the tourists to Pattiseema in the evening.
Two days package with night stay in tented
camp along the banks of the Godavari near
Kollur enroute to Papikondalu also arranged
for tourists. Package tour introduced in
River Krishna from Nagarjunasar to
Srisailam. A Twin deck cruise (120 seater)
introduced (Haritha) with lower Deck A/c is
presently operating in Godavari river in
addition to FRP boats.
Houseboats
In addition to the pleasure cruises, 5 airconditioned house boats are being operated,
which offer a unique experience similar to
the backwaters of Kerala. The House boats
are equipped with two bedrooms and a deck
to laze through the day along the serene and
picturesque Godavari in East Godavari
district.
Ropeway
Ropeway facility at Srisailam Pathalaganga
established and commissioned in January
2005 and giving good revenue to the
corporation i.e about 10 to 12 lakhs per
month average. This facility has benefited so
many local people with direct and indirect
employment in Pathalaganga area. Boating
revenue also increased due to this facility as
more tourists are getting down to
Pathalaganga and taking the boat rides.
Akkamahadevi Caves river cruise operation
also increased with this ropeway. This
became a major attraction for Srisailam
pilgrim tourists.
Sound and Light Shows
To show case historic and heritage
monuments to the tourists, Sound and Light
shows are organized at Golconda Fort,
Hyderabad and Chandragiri palace near
Tirupati. These two shows are immensely
popular. A multimedia show is under
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development at the Amravathi Interpretation
Centre.
Mega destinations and Secondary
Destinations
APTDC has focused development in and
around the three primary destinations of
Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupathi.
In addition, development is also centered
around the 3 secondary destinations i.e.
Warangal, Kurnool and Vijayawada. The
development of infrastructure is based on
developing destinations and tourism circuits
with a funding mix from the Government of
India and State Government.
Eco-Tourism Initiatives
The Corporation took the initative of
identifying potential Eco-tourism spots in
the state. In the recent past, corporation has
revamped and improved the tourist facilities.
It has successfully implemented the popular
ecoprojects like the Belum caves, revamping
of Borra caves, An exotic Jungle destination
by name ‘Jungle Bells’ at Tyda, The famous
lake project at Durgam Cheruvu,
illumination of Ettipothala water falls and
development of Bhavani river Island.
Community based Eco-tourism
Andhra Pradesh is encouraging community
based Eco-tourism in association with forest
department, under their Community Forest
Management
program
by
providing
opportunities for jungle walks, forest
retreats, wild life tourism, bird watching and
trekking.
Places identified for Eco-tourism are
Maredumilli (East Godavari District),
Nelapattu (Nellore District), Mamandur,
Talakona, Nanniyal (Chittoor District),
Balapalli (Kadapa District), Ettipotla
(Guntur
District),
Kambala
Konda
(Visakhapatnam District). Transport to and
fro the destination will be provided by
APTDC. Vana Samrakshana Samithi
(community) will provide accommodation,
guide services and food facilities. Forest
department will provide infrastructure under
Community Forest Management (CFM).
Tourism Projects
a) Completed Projects:
 Budget Hotel at Nellore with a cost
of Rs.850 lakhs.
 Budget Hotel at Kadapa
Yogi Vemana Memorial Park at
Katarpally, Ananthapur Distirct.
 Adventure and Heritage Tourism
Center at Gandikota in Kadapa
District.
 Development of Singur Dam
 Accommodation
Block
at
Srikalahasthi,
Mahanandi,
Gandikota,
Idupulapaya
and
Srisailam
b) On-going projects:
 Construction of Budget Hotel at
Nizamabad.
 Development of Tourist facilities &
amenities at Anantha Padmanabha
Swamy Temple at Ananthagiri,
Ranga Reddy district.
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Development of Eco & Adventure
tourism Resort at Ananthagiri, Ranga
Reddy district.
Development of River Cruise Circuit
on River Godavari & Krishna.
Tourist facilities at Alampur,
Mahabubnagar district.
Development of Adventure Tourism
at Puligundu, Chittoor District.
Development of Eco-tourism center
at Bhimulavaripalem near Pulicat,
Nellore district.
Development of Buddhist Circuit at
Nagarjunasagar, Chandavaram and
Undavalli.
Development
of
Visakapatnam
Beach Circuit.
Development of Laknavaram Lake in
Warangal.
Development of Horsely Hills,
Chittoor district.
Development of Kolleru Lake in
West Godavari
Development of Vizianagaram and
Srikakulam Circuit
Development of Eco-Park at Nellore
Tank, Nellore
Development of Heritage Circuit
Kadapa.
Rural
Tourism
Project
at
Dharmavaram.
Software work plan CBSP at Village
Dharmavaram.
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Andhra Pradesh has emerged as a State that
provides the right climate for the growth of
IT business and is now one of the most
preferred destinations in the Country.
Andhra Pradesh is at present, home for
Indian IT majors such as TCS, Infosys,
Wipro, HCL, Mahindra Satyam, Cognizant,
Patni, Tech Mahindra, Sonata, Infotech, and
others. Andhra Pradesh is also home for
MNC IT giants and Fortune 500 companies
like Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, DELL,
Motorola, Deloitte, Convergys, UBS, Bank
of America, HSBC, Honeywell, Siemens, JP
Morgan, UHG and so on.
Rural tourism project at Ettikoppaka,
Visakapatnam.
Software work plan CBSP at
Etikoppaka, Visakapatnam
Development of Rural tourism
project at Kuchipudi, Krishna
districts.
Software work plan CBSP at
Kuchipudi Village, Krishna district.
Development
of
Jammulamma
Reservoir at Jammiched Village,
Gadwal, Mahaboobnagar district.
Development of Ramayapatnam as
Beach Destination Prakasam district.
Development of Beach Destination
at Baruva, Srikakulam district.
Establishment of Institute of Hotel
Management Catering Technology
and Applied
Nutrition Society at
Tirupati.
Development of Rural tourism
Project at Nirmal, Adilabad district
(Hardware).
Software proposal (CBSP) for
project Development of Artisan
Village at Nirmal, Adilabad district.
Development of Eco-tourism centre
at Ananthagiri, Ranga Reddy district.
Placing Touch Screen Kiosk at
important tourism infrastructure
3D LCD Screens at Rajeev Gandhi
International Airport.
Mobile
Multimedia
tour
at
Golconda.
Rural tourism project at Cheriyal ,
Warangal.
Software work plan CBSP Cheriyal ,
Warangal.
As a growth engine, IT sector in A.P. is
making steady strides for rapid socioeconomic development of the State. As of
now, the share of IT exports from the State
of Andhra Pradesh occupies 13.9% of
national IT exports. IT sector contributes to
about 49% of total exports from all sectors
in the Sate. Andhra Pradesh ranked 4th
position in IT performance in the Country.
During 2010-11, IT sector created gainful
direct IT employment to about 2.80 lakhs
educated youth of the State. It is estimated
by NASSCOM (National Association of
Software & Service Companies) that every
direct job in IT creates four indirect jobs in
other sectors, thus resulting in cyclical
growth & employment generation in the
State. New companies like DSM, NCR, Free
Scale Semiconductors, WNS, etc. have
come forward to set up their operations and
existing companies like TCS, Accenture,
Infosys, IGate, HCL, Delloite, Google, etc
are significantly expanding their operations.
The IT companies have started and
enhanced their annual recruitment plans
appropriate to their human resource
requirements.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
AND COMMUNICATIONS
7.12 Government of Andhra Pradesh aspires to
transform the State into a Knowledge
Society and make available the benefits of
Information Technology (IT) to the last mile
of the State and to all citizens, especially
those in rural areas.
As a growth engine, IT sector in A.P. is
making steady strides for rapid socioeconomic development of the State. The
growth of IT sector in the State is shown in
Table 7.5.
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(iii) Achieving higher levels of export
turnover resulting in enhanced productivity,
and augmentation of Gross State Domestic
Product (GSDP).
(iv) To spread IT to nook and corner of the
State.
(v) Leverage Information Technology as a
tool for the socio- economic development
in the State.
Salient Features of ICT Policy 2010-15:
The ICT Policy 2010-15 provides the
following incentives and facilitation for
encouraging setting up of IT companies in
the State:
Special Focus Areas:
1. Start up companies 2. SMEs
3. IT Product/R&D Companies 4. SC/ST
Entrepreneurs
5. Women Entrepreneurs
6. Animation,
Gaming & Digital Entertainment
7. Engineering services 8. Tier II locations
9. Tier III locations 10. Promotion of IT
Incubation
facilities
at
Engineering
Colleges/other educational institutions
11. Corporate Social Responsibility 12.
Promotion of Women’s participation in ICT
Sector.
Table 7.5
Growth of Information Technology
Year
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
Exports
(Rs. Crores)
No. of
Employees
(Year wise)
(Cumulative)
284
574
1,059
1,917
2,907
3,668
5,025
8,270
12,521
18,582
26,122
32,509
33,482
35,022
8700
12000
25,500
48,700
64,000
71,445
85,945
1,26,920
1,51,789
1,87,450
2,39,000
2,51,786
2,64,375
2,79,438
Source: Software Technology Parks of India, Hyd.
In tier II locations also, the growth of IT is
encuraging and the status on development of
I.T. in Tier II locations for the year 2010-11
is as follows:
Centre
Vizag
Vijayawada
Kakinada
Tirupati
Exports
(Rs.Crores)
904.08
85.2
26.96
4.21
Employment
INCENTIVES:
General Incentives automatically
applicable:
i)
IT/ITES units are exempt from the
purview of the AP Pollution Control Act,
except in respect of power generation sets.
ii)
IT/ITES units/ companies are exempt
from the purview of statutory power cuts.
iii) IT Industry is exempt from inspections
under the following Acts and the Rules
framed there under, barring inspections
arising out of specific complaints. The IT
units are permitted to file selfcertificates, in the prescribed formats.
 The Factories Act, 1948.
 The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
 The AP Shops & Establishments Act,
1988.
 The Contract Labour (Regulation &
Abolition) Act, 1970.
 The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
 The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
14278
2184
1116
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Source: Software Technology Parks of India, Hyd
I . IT Promotion and Policy
To make Andhra Pradesh one of the fore
runners in IT sector in the Country, the new
Information & Communications Technology
(ICT) Policy 2010-15, effective from 1st
July 2010, has been brought out with the
following objectives:
(i) Provision of congenial industrial friendly
proactive climate for IT companies to
locate, grow and sustain their operations
most competitively in a hassle-free
environment in the State.
(ii) Creation of employment opportunities
to the educated youth of all sections of the
Society across all regions,
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
 Recruitment Assistance:
a. Startups:
Recruitment Assistance of Rs.2.5 lakhs for
recruitment made upto 50 IT professionals
within a period of one year.
b. SMEs:
Rs.10 Lakhs as recruitment assistance for
employing minimum 200 IT employees
within 2 years of commencement of
commercial operations.
c. R&D:
Rs.15 Lakhs as recruitment assistance for
employing minimum 150 IT employees
within two years of commencement of
commercial operations.
d. SC/ST Entrepreneurs & Women
Entrepreneurs :
Rs.10 Lakhs as recruitment assistance,
basing on the level of employment
generated, for employing minimum 100 IT
employees
within
three
years
of
commencement of commercial operations
i.e., Rs.5 lakhs for first 50 employment
generated in the first year , Rs.2.5 lakhs to
the next 25 employees in the 2nd year, and
Rs.2.5 lakhs for the remaining 25 employees
employed at the end of third year.
e. Animation, Gaming & digital
Entertainment and Engineering Services:
Rs.15 Lakhs as recruitment assistance for
employing minimum 100 employees within
one year of commencement of commercial
operations.
Tier II locations:
Rs.15 Lakhs as recruitment assistance for
employing minimum 100 employees within
two year of commencement of commercial
operations.
Tier III locations :
Rs.10 Lakhs as recruitment assistance,
basing on the level of employment
generated, for employing minimum 100 IT
employees
within
three
years
of
commencement of commercial operations
i.e., Rs.5 lakhs for first 50 employment
generated in the first year, Rs.2.5 lakhs to
the next 25 employees in the 2nd year, and
Rs.2.5 lakhs for the remaining 25 employees
employed at the end of third year. This
incentive is available only for the first 5
anchor companies as identified by the
Government.
The Employment Exchanges
(Compulsory Notification of
Vacancies) Act, 1959.
iv) General permission for three shift
operations with women working
in the
night for IT/ITES units/ companies.
v)
IT/ITES units/companies and nonhazardous hardware manufacturing industry
are declared as essential service under AP
Essential Services Maintenance Act.
Common Incentives for all IT companies
1.
100% reimbursement of stamp duty,
transfer duty and registration fee paid on
sale/lease deeds on the first transaction. This
incentive is not available in case
Government land is allotted.
2.
50% reimbursement of stamp duty,
transfer duty and registration fee paid on
sale/lease deeds on the 2nd transaction. This
incentive is not available in case
Government land is allotted.
3.
Admissibility of Industrial Power
category tariff.
4.
25% power subsidy on power bills for
a period of 3 years or Rs.30 lakhs which
ever is earlier, from the date of
commencement of commercial operations.
5.
Reimbursement of 50% exhibition
subsidy
for
participating
in
the
national/international exhibitions limited to
9 sq m space.
6.
Government will support IT Exporters
Associations, ITsAP, NASSCOM, ELIAP,
STPI, IEG or any such organisation (as
decided by the committee) in the creation of
Library for making available material on
trends in technology, market intelligence,
research reports and analysis etc., by
contributing Rs.10 lakhs per annum for
development of the SME sector by making
such material available at these libraries.
Specific Incentives to Focus Areas:
 Reimbursement of Lease Rentals:
Startups & SMEs: Providing 25% subsidy
on lease rentals upto Rs.5 lakhs per annum,
maximum upto a period of three years, for
the plug-and-play built up office space
ranging from 1000 sft to 5000 sft, leased in
STPI, IT/multi-purpose SEZs/IT Parks (both
Public & Private promoted).
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more than 250 employees in IT or 500
employees in ITES in any Tier-II location.
Rs.15 Lakhs as recruitment assistance for
employing minimum 100 employees within
two years of commencement of commercial
operations in the Tier-II city.
Reimbursement of 50% exhibition subsidy
for participating in the national/international
exhibitions limited to 9 sq m space.
Free City profiling and detailed report on
advantages of each Tier II location for
prospective investors and entrepreneurs;
Organising exhibitions, conferences in Tier
II cities and taking IT companies located
there as part of trade delegations to
domestic, national and international
exhibitions.
Tier III Locations (Identified in any district
other than HMDA area and Tier-II
locations)
100% reimbursement of stamp duty, transfer
duty and Registration fee paid on sale/lease
deeds on the first transaction.
50% reimbursement of stamp duty, transfer
duty and Registration fee paid on sale/lease
deeds on the 2nd transaction.
Admissibility of Industrial Power category
tariff. 50% power subsidy on power bills
for a period of 5 years or Rs.30 lakhs which
ever is earlier, from the date of
commencement of commercial operations.
A subsidy of Rs.10 lakhs to the first five
anchor IT / ITES companies employing
more than 250 employees in IT or 500
employees in ITES in any Tier-III location.
Rs.15 Lakhs as recruitment assistance,
basing on the level of employment
generated, for employing minimum 100 IT
employees
within
three
years
of
commencement of commercial operations in
identified Tier-III location, i.e., Rs.5 lakhs
for first 50 employment generated in the
first year, Rs.2.5 lakhs to the next 25
employees in the 2nd year and Rs.2.5 lakhs
for the remaining 25 employees employed at
the end of third year.
Reimbursement of 50% exhibition subsidy
for participating in the international
exhibitions limited to 9 sq. mts.
Government shall strive
to
create
Incubation Centres and IT Parks depending
on need based requirement.
Reimbursement of Patent Filing Costs:
Startups; R&D; SC/ST Entrepreneurs;
Women
Entrepreneurs;
Electronic
Hardware :
Patent Filing Costs will be reimbursed to a
maximum of Rs.2 lakhs on successful
attainment of the patents.
Reimbursement of Quality Certification
Expenditure:
 SMEs, and Animation, Gaming &
digital Entertainment:
Reimbursement of 20% of expenditure
incurred
for
obtaining
quality
certification limited to a maximum of
Rs.4 lakhs.
 SC/ST Entrepreneurs & Women
Entrepreneurs:
50% subsidy on the expenses incurred
for quality certification, limited to Rs.
2.00 Lakhs.
 Engineering Services:
Reimbursement of 20% of expenditure
incurred
for
obtaining
quality
certifications for CMM Level 2 upwards.
Reimbursement will be limited to a
maximum of Rs.4 lakhs. Similar
reimbursement will be made to BS7799
for security and also for ITES companies
for achieving COPC and eSCM
certification.
Tier II Locations (Visakhapatnam,
Vijayawada, Warangal and Tirupati):
100% reimbursement of stamp duty, transfer
duty and registration fee paid on sale/lease
deeds on the first transaction. This incentive
is not available in case Government land is
allotted.
50% reimbursement of stamp duty, transfer
duty and registration fee paid on sale/lease
deeds on the 2nd transaction. This incentive
is not available in case Government land is
allotted.
Admissibility
of
Industrial
Power
category tariff.
25% power subsidy on power bills for a
period of 3 years or Rs.30 lakhs which ever
is earlier, from the date of commencement
of commercial operations.
Subsidy of Rs.10 lakhs to the first five
anchors IT/ITES companies employing
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departments/agencies for setting up of
enterprises in a time bound manner.
c. Consultative Committee on IT Industry
(CCITI):
Constitution of Consultative Committee on
IT Industry (CCITI), is a joint committee
with representatives from the Government
and the ICT Industry - for administering the
incentives to the ICT Industry in a smooth
manner, and for effectively resolving the
problems, overcoming the impediments and
ensuring growth of the ICT Industry in the
State. The CCITI shall administer the
incentives on specific application made by
an ICT Company for the incentives
mentioned herein. Such applications shall be
prima facie scrutinized by the subcommittee of the CCITI headed by the
Special Secretary, IT&C, in association with
industry representatives, on the eligibility,
veracity of technical/financial information,
etc., before being placed before the CCITI
for its consideration.
d.
IT
Infrastructure
Promotion
Committee:
In order to provide solutions to operational
issues pertaining to infrastructure, such as
water, road, power, sewerage and transport
in the IT Layouts, an Infrastructure
Committee, under the chairmanship of
Principal Secretary, IT&C, comprising the
field level officers of the respective agencies
and captains of IT Industry and
Associations, has been formed and is in
place. This Committee meets periodically to
address the related issues for providing
requisite facilitation to IT Industry.
Government shall take steps to see that the
“e-learning” concept is widely used by the
students in Tier III locations.
Mega Project Incentives
A special and up front negotiated package of
incentives will be offered for mega projects
set up by ICT Multinational Corporations
(MNCs) and IT majors. Mega Projects are
defined as such ICT projects, with present
employment of more than 1000 in the case
of IT and 1500 in the case of ITES and an
annual turnover of more than Rs.100 crores
for the last 3 years
Provision of Land for construction of own
IT Campuses:
Allotments of Government land to the IT
Industry are made subject to availability,
fulfillment of certain eligibility criteria by
the applicant IT/ITES company, and on
payment of land cost and development cost,
as determined from time to time by the
allotment agencies, i.e., APIIC/HMDA and
the concerned local statutory authorities.
Industry Facilitation:
For facilitation of ICT industry to come, set
up, grow and expand their operations in a
hassle-free business and industrial friendly
environment in the State, the following
mechanisms are in place:
a.
Business
Advisory
Committee:
Constitution
of
Business
Advisory
Committee, under the Chairmanship of
Honourable Chief Minister and key
stakeholders representing IT/ITES Industry
for advising the Government on IT
promotion strategies.
b. Single Window Mechanism:
Constitution of Special Single Window
Clearance Committee for IT/ITES sector,
under the chairmanship of the Principal
Secretary/Secretary to Government, IT&C
department, and other Heads of the
department of the concerned Government
Agencies, along with industry associations
such as NASSCOM, ITsAP and other
IT/ITES industry associations as members,
as per the provisions of Section 5(1) of the
AP Industrial Single Window Clearance
Act, 2002, to provide single window Pre and
Post Business Facilitation service which will
facilitate the IT/ITES Companies in
obtaining
clearances
from
various
e. IT Security & Safety Committee:
To provide appropriate security and safety to
the ICT Industry in Andhra Pradesh, the
Government has put in place (i) Industrial
Security Task Force, headed by IG Police
and Director (Communications), Director
General of Police Office, and (ii) IT Security
&
Safety
Committee,
headed
by
Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad,
comprising of members representing IT
industry / IT Infrastructure developers and
IT Associations. These mechanisms address
the related issues for providing the requisite
comfort to IT Industry.
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Promotion of IT SEZs:
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy is
promoted by Government of India, Ministry
of Commerce, vide SEZ Act, 2005. SEZ is a
specifically delineated enclave treated as
foreign territory for the purpose of
industrial, service and trade operations, with
relaxation in customs duties and a more
liberal regime in respect of other levies,
foreign investments and other transactions.
SEZ can be set up in an area of 10 hectares
or 25 acres with a minimum built up
processing area of 1 lakh square meters and
at least 50% of area shall be earmarked for
developing processing area.
The present status on development of IT
SEZs in the State is shown in Table.7.6.
IT&C Department Future Plans
To implement the vision of the Government
envisaged in ICT Policy 2010-15 to achieve
the following targets by 2015:
Exports Rs.70,000 crores (US$15 billion )
Projected Annual Growth Rate 17%
Generation of new direct IT employment
1.25 lakhs
Generation of new indirect IT employment *
5 lakhs
The New Initiatives proposed are:
1) Promotion and percolation of IT to
Tier-II and Tier-III locations:
Hitherto growth of IT is limited to
Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam cities only.
However, the human talent comes basically
from rich hinterland of AP, i.e. rural areas
and from the families of farmers. It is
estimated that significant percentage of the
working population in BPO industry comes
from rural areas. Percolation and promotion
of the growth of IT to the other regions in
the State is therefore essential. As such,
other cities in the State like Warangal,
Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Vijayawada,
Kadapa, Tirupati, etc, have been identified
and are being promoted as IT Hubs in the
State.
2)Organising the ICT Promotion event –
“Advantage A.P. 2012” - to project the
State as the most preferred most IT
destination:
In order to project the State of Andhra
Pradesh as the ideal place for IT companies
to come, set up, sustain and grow their
operations in the State, to attract the IT
companies that do not have presence in
India and in Hyderabad to the State of
Andhra Pradesh, it is proposed to hold the
ICT Promotion event on 3rd and 4th
February, 2012, under the name and style –
“Advantage A.P. 2012 – The most preferred
IT destination” at HICC, Hyderabad. The
theme of the “Advantage A.P. 2012 – The
most preferred IT destination” has the
following objectives:
 Project AP as the most preferred
destination for IT/ITES sectors globally.
 Create
awareness
about
Trends/Opportunities in IT / ITES
sectors for SMBs.
Table 7.6
Details of IT SEZs in the State
Particulars
Formal
Gazette
approval
Notified
Total SEZs in the country
577
363
Total SEZs in AP
109
74
No of IT/ITES SEZs in the
353
228
Country
No of IT/ITES SEZs in AP
56
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Govt.
– 18
Composition of IT/ITES
Major IT
SEZs in AP
Campuses - 10
Private
- 28
Total
- 56
Operational IT/ITES SEZs
18 (Hyd-15; Vza-1,
in AP
Vizag-2)
(i) IT companies granted
155
LoP
102 (Hyd 94 –
(ii)
IT
companies
Vijayawada-2
operational in functional IT
Vizag 6)
SEZs
Investment made in IT/ITES
Rs.6277.56 crores –
SEZs
Hyd
Employment generated so
far in operational IT/ITES
SEZs
Major IT companies set up
operations/
expanded in functional IT
SEZs
44200
New companies –
DSM,NCR,Free
Scale
Semiconductors,WN
S,etc.,
Expansions - TCS,
Accenture, Infosys,
IGate, HCL, Deloitte,
Google etc.,
*Source : Vizag Special Economic Zone, GOI
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
about 202 Sq. Km. area, (50,000 acres)
covering agglomerations/areas,
such as
Cyberabad, Mamidipalli, Maheshwaram,
Uppal, Pocharam,, etc., connected through
the growth corridor along the Outer Ring
Road
and
encompassing
identified
industrial/IT clusters in and around
Hyderabad & Ranga Reddy Districts. The
IT&C department has submitted the detailed
project proposal of ITIR along with requisite
documentation to the Government of India
for their consideration and approval. The
ITIR upon full implementation is envisaged
to accrue the following projected enhanced
benefits to the State over a period of 25
years:
Create a platform for interaction
between IT/ITES companies and the
customers.
3). Information Technology Investment
Region (ITIR)
ITIR is envisaged as a self contained
integrated knowledge Cluster dedicated to
establishment and growth of Information
Technology (IT), Information Technology
Enabled Services (ITES) and Electronic
Hardware Manufacturing (EHM) units. ITIR
will comprise of industrial areas (processing
area) which will be supported by the
necessary residential, commercial and social
infrastructure (non processing area) so as to
reduce the burden on existing urban
Infrastructure. ITIRs can be set up in a
minimum area of 40 sq kms with 40% as
processing and the rest 60% as Non
processing and shall be a combination of
production units, public utilities, logistic,
environmental
protection
mechanism,
residential areas and administrative services.
ITIRs may include Special Economic Zones
(SEZs), Industrial Parks, Free Trade Zones,
warehousing zones, Export Oriented Units,
growth
centres,
existing
settlements/industries and estates/services
duly notified under the relevant Central or
State legislation or Policy. All industrial
promotion schemes/Incentives offered by
the state government and the central
government will be made available to
companies establishing their operations in
the ITIR region.
The ITIR envisages holistic & planned
development of identified area, through
creation of
requisite (i) external
infrastructure and (ii) internal infrastructure,
in the form of provision of roads, water
supply,
electricity
transmission
and
generation, sewerage and solid waste
management, etc, The ITIR is required to be
developed in two phases over a period of 25
years.
Basing on the policy resolution of the
Government of India,
to promote
Information
Technology
Investment
Regions(ITIR) in the State of Andhra
Pradesh, Government has taken a lead
initiative to identify an ITIR in an area of
 Direct Revenues – Rs.310,849 crores
 IT Investment potential – Rs.219,440
crores
 IT Exports – Rs.235,000 crores
 Direct employment – nearly 15 lakhs
 Indirect employment – nearly 53 lakhs
 Increase in tax revenue to State –
Rs.30,170 crores
4). Promotion of Women participation in
the ICT Sector
Women employees constitute more than
30% of the total working IT population in
the State. A vast majority of them work in
call center jobs in ITeS/ BPO operations,
which require them to work 24 X 7 X 365
days on shift or staggered timings.
Government of Andhra Pradesh in the ICT
Policy 2010 – 15 has identified the increased
role of women in ICT as a key thrust area. In
effect, the following policies will be
impressed upon the industry to meticulously
adhere to as part of their HR practices:
(i) Introduce an affirmative action initiative
to increase the participation of women at
various levels in the organization – board of
directors, vice presidents, executives,
senior managers, etc.
(ii) Follow fair practices with respect to
recruitments,
promotions,
career
opportunities, project allocations, and
training opportunities etc.
(iii) Provide congenial conditions for
smooth working of the women employees.
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by JKC faculty members and IEG – IT
Associates in parallel to their academics for
a period of 2- 3 years. JKCs thus provides
the best human resource trained in the
relevant skills required by the Industry. It
bridges the gap between the student
curriculum knowledge and Industry desired
skills. JKC students who are selected for
various
companies
through
campus
recruitments would attend four month
training in their last semester / after their last
semester according to the request of their
prospective employers. They gain the
practical experience facing real life
scenarios like teamwork, time management,
effective way of developing software
applications, etc. JKC, therefore, provides
an opportunity to the students learning
beyond the curriculum and the text book
theories through the mode of “Learning by
doing”, along with ‘Learning by listening”.
So far 675 Engineering / MCA colleges and
448 Degree colleges have been registered
under JKC since 2004 and more than 2.5
lakh students have been trained since the
JKC inception about 50,000 students are
registered for the academic year 2011 - 12.
Project for Government departments:
IEG is developing software applications for
various government departments such as
Agriculture, AP Dairy Development,
Treasuries and Accounts, Director of Works
Accounts, AP Civil supplies, Youth
services, Information & public relations,
RMSA and Commercial tax department etc.
The development of applications is
completed and it is being implemented in
the state.
‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’:
IEG has established 9 ETS authorized
TOEFL test centers at JKC centers, during
2007 - October' 11, IEG has coordinated test
for 469 batches with 38- 44 seating capacity
per batch in 9 test centers across the state.
Software Training program for socially
challenged students
A special software training program is
initiated by IEG to cater the students of
socially challenged sections (SC, ST, BC
and Minority) to train them and assist them
in getting the placements. So far, about 624
students (in 8 batches) were trained through
(iv) Provide requisite safety and security for
women employees at their work place
during the working hours and night shifts.
(v) Provide necessary escort services for
women to enable them reach their residences
safely after work.
(vi) Implement in letter and spirit the
statutory provisions pertaining to women
employees with regard to their various types
of leave entitlement such as medical,
maternity, earned leave and privilege leave,
etc.
(vii) Provide professional counseling
arrangements to the needy women
employees for handling adverse situations
related to gender.
(viii) Provide a forum wherein the women
employees can represent their issues and
mutually interact for bettering their working
conditions.
(ix) Provide periodic training to the women
at all levels.
II. Human Resource Development
Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKCs).
Jawahar Knowledge Centers (JKC) – is a
unique Human Resource promotion
initiative of the Government. It started in
2004 and is first of its kind in the Country.
JKC program is being run by the Institute
for Electronic Governance (IEG), a society
under
IT&C
department
in
close
coordination and association with IT
Industry and Government.
Salient Features of JKCs:
JKC aims to improve the quality of
education through imparting suitable skills
and enable potential gainful employment to
the engineering/MCA graduates. Several
Engineering / MCA and Degree colleges
across the State are registered with JKC to
improve the employable skills of their
students thus place more number of students
from their institutions. Every institution that
is registered for JKC should assist IEG in
imparting employable skills to the JKC
registered students of their institution,
provide necessary facilities for organizing
the workshops for their faculty members as
well as students.
In JKCs, the students are trained in various
technical skills, soft skills, project
management skills and communication skills
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Kranthipatham and Police etc., for their
interactive Video Conference.
Channel 3: Dedicated to HRD and Social
Sector programs.
Channel 4: For Schools, Programs. JKCs
through IEG.
V. State Data Center
Government have built a State Data Center
(SDC) in nearly 8,900 s.ft. to cater for use
by all the departments of the State
Government, initially providing rack space,
and later to provide dedicated servers and
finally a Managed Data Center Services to
include the Application Management.
The construction of the building for the SDC
has been completed at Manikonda in the
premises of APIIC Financial district. DIT
has allocated the Consultant (M/s
Pricewaterhouse Coopers) for this Project.
DPR has been submitted to DIT in
consultation with the consultant, based on
which the allocations (Rs.55.75 crores both
for Opex and Capex) have been made to the
State, out of which an amount of Rs.4.19
crores has already been transferred by
DIT.The contract was signed with M/s.
Wipro Ltd.
M/s. Wipro has completed commissioning
of IT and Non-IT equipment. The composite
team for APSDC has been formed. The
TPA, M/s KPMG for APSDC has already
been chosen. Contract signed between the
APTS and M/s KPMG.
The Final Acceptance Test (FAT) is
completed and “Go-Live’ declared on
16.08.2011. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Andhra Pradesh inaugurated APSDC on
26.08.2011. Application Migration is under
progress.
VI. e-Governance/e-Seva.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are
recognized as an important constituent of the
National
Economies,
contributing
significantly to employment expansion and
innovation. Recognizing the importance of
Small and Medium Enterprises, the Central
and State Governments have been
implementing
several
schemes
and
programmes for promotion and development
of these enterprises. Andhra Pradesh is the
first state to issue orders (in August, 2010)
on Involvement of Small and Medium
this training program and 526 of them are
placed into various companies. During the
year 2010-11, about 113 candidates are
trained at Hyderabad and Vizag out of
which 51 candidates are placed into various
MNCs.
III. AP Broad Band Network
Government is creating new G-G SWAN
connecting the State Capital to all District
head quarters (DHQs) with 8 Mbps
bandwidth connecting all DHQs upto
Mandal Head Quarters (MHQs) with 2
Mbps. The new Network will be completely
IP based and provide Voice, Data and Video
Communications to all Government Offices.
M/s. TCIL has been selected as Consultant
for the project. The tender process is
completed and M/s. TCS has been identified
as service provider and implementation is
completed and commissioned and operations
from 2010. Video Conference System,
DTA, RTA, MA&UD, MROs, APGLI
departments are already utilizing the
network.
IV. APNET/SAPNET
Government of Andhra Pradesh as a part of
its objective to harness the potential of IT
has
established
a
Satellite
based
communications Network to be utilized in
the areas of Education, Tele Medicine,
Agriculture
Extension,
E-Governance,
awareness amongst self help groups and
Human Resource Development.
An earth station is functioning since 2002,
utilizing the INSAT-III B Satellite using Ku
Band. SAPNET, an autonomous society is
running the operations. The earth station
has capability of 5 Video Channels and one
data channel. A State of art digital studio is
functional and utilization of live interactive
channel has increased. All MPDOs are
equipped with Mana TV, receive only
terminals and more than 10,000 remotes are
deployed as of now. Presently 4 channels are
used for transmission and their details are as
below:
Channel 1: Shared by School, Collegiate,
Technical and Medical Education.
Channel 2: For live Interactive teaching of
School, Collegiate, Technical and Medical
Education. In addition, the channel is used
by the Agriculture department, Indira
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major factors of success. Fast changing
technologies, existing age old Government
procedures, investment requirements, PPP
model was chosen and probably is the first
PPP project in the field of public services
delivery in the country. Project components
allocation between Public and Private and
procurement method (BOOT) is also the
contributor of success.
4. Service delivery channels and
expansion stages.
Keeping the expected demand for multiple
delivery channels for service, it is designed
to accommodate quick addition of new
services and new service delivery channels.
e-Seva was initially started in 1999 with 2
centers in the State Head Quarter Hyderabad
with 3 services. As on today 52 centers are
functioning.
On success of the concept, it is further
extended to all municipal towns in the state
(262) in the year 2003.
Another service channel such as Rajiv
Service Delivery points (RSDP) centers
were also started in the year 2005 extend
services for semi-urban and rural areas.
It is further extended to villages by setting
up 5468 service centers in the villages under
the project Rajiv Internet Villages.
5. Services rendered and transaction
volumes
Presently eSeva makes about 1.3 Lakhs
transaction per day collecting revenue to the
tune of Rs.20 Crores.
6.Modes of payment
Payment mode of all transactions in eSeva
was initially started with cash only and
added all other modes such as Cheque,
Demand Draft, Credit Card, Debit Card and
Net Banking with 7 Banks.
7.
Service additions from last 30
months
 Issue of Electro Photo Identity Cards
(Election cards) for EPIC approved
candidates. As of date 3,00,000 citizens
are served.
 To book new gas connection at e-Seva
centers is introduced. As of date 45,000
citizens availed the facility.
 To issue Birth and Death certificates
through all e-Seva centers in GHMC
Enterprises (SMEs) in e- Governance
Projects – to support SMEs to participate
and execute e-Governance projects.
1. Genesis
Andhra Pradesh as part of its commitment to
administrative reforms is probably, first in
the country in recognizing the power of
leveraging IT for good governance
initiatives.
When
technological
developments are contributing for a major
change in day-to-day life, A.P is also first to
recognize that the fruits of technology
should reach common man. Expert
committees, citizenry and Government
departments were consulted to know citizen
expectations from the Government and
Government expectations from citizenry.
Result of the above study is the
establishment of common service center
where citizen services rendered by different
departments of Government are available to
citizens at a single place with transparency,
Accountability, equal access of service to
every citizen, service availability at desired
hours and days.
2. Salient features of e-Seva
 Any center, any counter any service
availability
 Works from 8.00AM to 8.00PM on
working days and 10.00AM to 2.00PM
on Sundays.
 Measurable and enforceable SLA (15
minutes)
 Both G2C and B2C services are blended
for citizen convenience.
 Multiple service channels such as e-Seva
centers, RSDP centers, Rajiv centers and
CSC centers.
 Services of more than 25 departments
and 140 services.
 Multiple payment modes such as Cash,
Cheque, Demand Draft, Credit Card,
Debit Card, Net Banking etc.
 Serves more than 1.30 Lakh citizens a
day and collects Rs.18 Rs.20 Crores per
day.
 Service reach to all municipal towns and
some villages.
3. Project model
Selection
of
project
funding
and
implementation model PPP is one among the
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area, as of date 45,000 citizens availed
the facility since its introduction on
03.04.2010.
 To book time slot for Learners license &
Driving License and pay required fee.
 To issue fresh and renewal of trade
license certificates of GHMC area.
 To collect bills of private telephone
operators such as TATA DOCOMO.
 To collect licensing and renewal fee of
Legal Metrology department
 Ration card mutation service.
 Airtel document collection service.
 ING Vysya premium payment service.
 Vodafone bill collection service.
 Aircel bill collection service.
 Pan Card service.
 Beam Telecom Pvt. Ltd. Collection of
Internet Post paid pills through eSeva
centers in Hyderabad & RR Dist.
 Hyderabad Revenue Service.
 Hathway Broadband Internet bills.
Collection of payments from customers.
 AP
Housing
Board.
Installment
Collection from Hire purchase allottees
“1100” Toll-Free Call Centre –
Government a Call away
Launched as agriculture call centre in July
2003 and subsequently extended to include
services of all government departments from
February 2004. Operating with a Toll-free
number ‘1100’ within AP and functioning
on 24 hours 365 days a year. Operating with
30 seats and a capacity to take 10,000 calls a
day. Services provided at the call centre
include expert advice on agriculture related
queries on crop production, soil science,
Agriculture chemistry, Genetics and Plant
Breeding Crop Production Entomology and
Plant Pathology. Horticulture Information
on Marketing price, location wise
Information on Seeds, Pesticides, Fertilizers
availability, by Scientists from Dr. Acharya
N.G. Ranga Agricultural University and
officers from agriculture department.
Service such as registration of grievances
related to INDIRAMMA housing scheme
and
Greater
Hyderabad
Municipal
Corporation (GHMC) are providing on
charge basis. Information calls pertaining to
verification of name in Electoral rolls, issue
of voter ID cads, poll irregularities, election
code violation are also received at the call
centre and registered in Citizen to
Government Interface.
Portal (www.ap.gov.in/c2g). these calls are
registered and forwarded to the CEO and or
District Collectors and SPs as the case may
be. Call registration and call status details
are provided through SMS and email.
New Toll free Number for Drought
related calls
Based on the request of Revenue (Disaster
Management) department, a new Toll free
No.1800-425-1110 accessible to subscribers
of all telecom service providers, was taken
at Parishkaram call centre. This number
became operational w.e.f. 31.08.2009
exclusively to attend to grievance calls
related to drought. The Citizen-2Government Interface application was
modified to register drought related
grievance calls also. Total calls received by
the Call Centre since inception are more
than 43.52 Lakh till September 2011. Of
these, 1.18 Lakh calls pertain to citizen
grievances related to Agriculture, Municipal,
Health, Housing etc. Average calls received
in a month are more than 40000. The call
center handles 1300 calls per day on an
average which may go up to 20000 calls,
during announcement of examination
results.
VII. Citizen Service Centre (CSC)
Citizen Service Centre (CSC) scheme is a
Government of India initiative under
National eGovernance Plan (NeGP) under
the aegis of department of Information
Technology, GOI. EDS is the Nodal Agency
for implementing and monitoring this
project in the State.
The CSC Scheme involves setting up of
4,687 ICT enable centres in rural areas
covering all the districts/mandals of the
State. The scheme is being implemented on
a Public Private Partnership (PPP)
framework. Presently, 2 Services Centre
Agencies (SCAs) are setting up of CSCs,
primarily based on franchisee model in 15
districts. As of now 930 centres were rolled
out in the state as on Sep’2011. Recently,
State Government has issued RFP for the
selection of SCA to Setup, Manage and
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procurement procedures across departments,
reduction in cost of procurement,
transparency and effective tendering
processes.
This project has demonstrated substantial
savings to government departments by way
of attracting competitive bids, maintaining
anonymity of bidders, decrease in tender
cycle time, besides empowering the
contractors to file tenders remotely. In order
to strengthen security and authentication, the
usage of Digital Certificate is made
mandatory from 1st March 2005 for
conducting transactions on the platform.
Implementation:
The platform is extensively used for
procurement
works
by
Irrigation
department, Roads and Buildings, Tribal
Welfare engineering department, Panchayat
raj engineering departments, AP Police
Housing Corporation, Public Health
Engineering department, HMWS&SB.
Present Status:
So far 27 departments, 41 PSU’s &
Corporations, 15 Universities and 128 Urban
local bodies are using the e-Procurement
service and they have successfully
transacted 1,63,071 tenders with a value
aggregating to Rs. 2,51,219 Crores on the
platform since its launch.
Achievements:
e-Procurement has secured demonstrable
and significant benefits by way of cost and
time savings to the government, brought
transparency and empowered the small and
medium suppliers. The path breaking
initiative has proved that transparency,
fairness and equal opportunity to private
entrepreneurs who bid for government
contracts, sell products or expertise to
government agencies will not only result in
healthy competition, significant contribution
to the economy, but also makes significant
social impact as a citizen assurance on
transparent utilization of public funds. As a
matter of fact the successful implementation
of this initiative by the state Government has
motivated the Govt of India and several
other state Governments have to embark on
e-Procurement initiatives. It is actively
sought to be replicated in other states as
well.
Operate 1704 Citizen Service Centers
(CSCs) in 8 Districts of AP. CSCs are
envisioned as the front-end delivery points
for the Government, Private and Social
Sector Services to rural citizens of India.
The idea is to develop a platform to integrate
their Social and Commercial goals for the
benefit of rural population in the remotest
corners of the country through a
combination of IT as well as Non-IT
Services with a vision of providing all
Government and other value added services
to rural citizens in an integrated manner at
his doorstep at an affordable cost.
VIII. APOnline
APOnline is an e-governance gateway for
the State Government (GoAP) offering
multiple services through a single window to
citizens. It is a best-of-breed portal,
developed and launched by Government of
Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) in partnership with
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), as a Joint
Venture. APONLINE is accessible through
multiple delivery channels, at home and
offices on anytime anywhere basis to deliver
citizen services.
The convergence of services viz., interactive
services, payment services through various
Delivery Channels/Kiosks is helping citizens
to make multiple utility bill payments at the
same counter through credit cards/debit
cards, cash, DD and cheques for payment.
Since April’11 to October’11 Rs.445.71
crores of amount collected through
1,02,29,643 transactions apart from the
above, information pertaining to 34
departments and 258 HODs, Corporations
and agencies of the State Government of
Andhra Pradesh, is hosted on AP Online and
the information is updated on regular basis.
IX.
e-Procurement.
e- Procurement is one of the core eGovernance initiatives. It automates the
procurement and purchase procedures of AP
Govt., starting from demand aggregation to
procurement and fulfillment of contract. The
basic objective of this project is to use the
tools of IT to introduce best practices in
electronic procurement across Govt.
departments. The prime objectives of eProcurement are demand aggregation.
Reduced
inventory
cost,
consistent
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Some of the important benefits accrued are –
Significant cost, savings in print media
advertisement cost due to abridged tender
notices; Elimination of supplier cartels,
syndicates due to remote bidding;
Empowerment of small & medium bidders
as the entire content and bid submission is
online; significant reduction in tender
process time from 3 to 4 months to 35 days
due to automatic work flows; and improved
institutional memory due to storage of
electronic records etc.,
Awards received to the project include –
 Golden Icon Award from GOI in the
Year 2003 for Exemplary e-Governance
Initiative; The PC Quest Award for Best IT
implementation in India (2005);
 Finalists for the Prime Minister’s Award
(2006)
for
excellence
in
Public
Administration;
 NASSCOM’s Best IT user Award
(2006) and United Nations Public Service
Award (2007).
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