In Guntur district, the project of ghat road to Kondaveedu fort has been abruptly stalled due to squabbles between the State government departments involved with the road project. Media reports say that the State government had allocated 10 acres to the Forest Department as compensation at Akkayapalem in Bollapalli mandal for the five metre wide land spared by it (the Forest Department) on Kondaveedu hill.
Since the entire hill is identified as a reserve forest, the State government had obtained clearances from the Union Forests and Environment Affairs Ministry a long time ago. The forest department accepted the compensation and decided to lay boundaries. However, differences cropped up between the two departments after satellite images showed different boundaries.
However, the officials concerned said that the works have been stopped on trivial issues.