Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Government's free sand arrangement is by all accounts bombing before the sand mafia, and the reason for existing is being vanquished, as indicated by CREDAI Visakhapatnam section director GVVS Narayana.
The administration needs to make provoke move to control the exercises of sand mafia, as it has begun hampering development work in the State, which is likewise influencing the administration lodging programs, including the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, he told columnists here on Thursday.
"After the declaration of strategy of free sand supply, the cost of the sand per truck stack, come down to Rs. 12,000 (stacking, emptying and transport charges), which was Rs. 35,000 periviosly. In any case, the sand mafia has again came in real life and the expenses have gone up to around Rs. 25,000 for each truck stack," he included.
"The transportation of sand amongst Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam has turned out to be troublesome, regardless of the strategy. Srikakulam police has seized around 150 trucks in most recent couple of weeks and the punishments were charged. Then again transportation is smooth in Rajahmundry," Mr. Narayana and Mr. Koteswara Rao called attention to.
The officers have bid the legislature for the compelling execution of the arrangement, as it is influencing the infrastructural improvement of Visakhapatnam.