Andhra Pradesh new capital Amaravati is going to have an underwater tunnel in Krishna River. According to the detailed master plan, the tunnel would be about three-km long, for vehicular traffic. There are around 200 such tunnels all over the world, and this would be the first of its kind in India. This would be the first underwater road tunnel in India.
Government is planning to construct a transparent glass tunnel, which would be a major boost to tourist attraction. This is expected to construct from Backwaters of Prakasam Barrage to Ferri Village near Ibrahimpatnam. This is going to be on the west side of the government core area where Assembly, Secretariat and Raj Bhavan would come up. The Union shipping ministry recently launched a feasibility study on two such tunnels in different parts of the country. State Government will soon approach Centre seeking permission for the tunnel in Krishna River.