AP government has taken decision of handing over construction of metro rail in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Representatives of the DMRC handed over the DPR to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Chandrababu said tenders would be called for civil works for Vijayawada Metro in the next week. The TDP government would construct a corridor from Vijayawada bus stand to Penamaluru and another corridor from Vijayawada bus stand to Nidamanuru. Chandrababu said estimated cost of constructing 26 km metro rail is RS 6,790 crore.