Only main roads being developed, says Opposition.

Vijayawada: The beautification of Vijayawada, taken up at a cost of Rs 20 crore, is drawing criticism from the Opposition. The leaders of the Opposition parties are faulting Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for concentrating only on the main roads but neglecting the inner areas in the city.

The old parks and common places are being neglected, they said, adding that only the thoroughfares were being painted colourfully and greenery being developed. The funds for the beautification are being drawn from the Centre’s Amrut scheme.

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporatoin and the district administration are striving to beautify the city only to impress the investors, they said. The directions to beautify the city were issued by the chief minister following a sudden inspection.

The old parks, Raghavaiah Ambedkar and KL Rao, in the city still lack maintenance but new parks are being built on the highways and main roads.