Guntur: Union Minister for Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari assured that they will take up NH-167 highway works soon. Narasaraopet MP Lavu Srikrishnadevarayalu and MLA Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy met Gadkai in Delhi on Tuesday and discussed about the NH-167 A and stressed on need to take highway works immediately. Srikrishnadevarayalu said that the Central government earlier released a G.O. to lay the highway beginning from Pidiguralla-Narasaraopet-Chilakaluripet-Chirala,Repalle 167A high way. An agency was constituted to prepare Detailed Project Report, so far funds were not released to this agency. He urged the Union Minister to allot funds to this agency and take steps to start the work. The MP submitted a memorandum to the Nitin Gadkari in this regard. He also urged the Union Minister to upgrade Kondamudu-Parecherla Road as national highway. Responding to his request the Gadkari replied that he will examine feasibility to upgrade this as NH and agreed to release funds for 167A for preparing the DPR.