Visakhapatnam will have a stretch of 40 km stretch of three overhead metro; these new corridors are different ones than the ones proposed by the GVMC earlier. These alternative high-ridership corridors are planned keeping in mind of economy and a connectivity with RTC Complex and Railway Station.
As per feasibility studies and detailed project report, Urban Transport Ministry has approved the project in principle. The city is implementing two BRTS corridors on Pendurti and Simhachalam corridors of 40 km.
The new proposed corridors would be from Maddilapalem to Gajuwaka or Kurmanapalem via Dondaparthi, Akkayapalem, Malkapuram and RTC Complex to Old City via Post Office, Jagadamba Junction.as against the earlier proposal of route between Maddilapalem NH to NAD Junction for 10 km, Railway Station to Gajuwaka via Scindia for 14.73 km, Tagarapuvalasa NH to Hanumanthuwaka via Gajuwaka for 14 km, and NH at NAD junction to Gajuwaka for 8.5 km.