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Hyderabad, Sept 25: The Government of Telangana and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have completed 13 infrastructure development projects including the recently-opened Durgum Cheruvu cable-stayed bridge in the last three years taken up under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) as an ongoing effort to improve the infrastructure in Hyderabad.
Making most of the pandemic-induced lockdown period, the GHMC constructed the cable-stayed bridge across Durgum Cheruvu lake at a cost of Rs. 184 crores, making it the longest span concrete deck extradosed cable-stayed bridge in the world.
The bridge connects Hi-tech city & Financial District with other parts of the city, relieving congestion on Road No: 36, Jubilee Hills, and Madhapur Road. The bridge will also reduce the distance for traffic from Jubilee Hills to MindSpace & Gachibowli.
The construction of the bridge involved meticulous planning and coordination with various international accredited firms from US, Europe, Russia, and Hong Kong.
Besides the cable-stayed bridge, the civic body completed four projects this year including the 780-meter-long Bairamalguda Junction Right Hand Side (RHS) flyover which aids the free flow of inner ring road traffic from Secunderabad to Owaisi and Srisailam road, which was thrown open last month.
The other three which were opened in May this year are; the 690-meter three-lane Biodiversity level-1 flyover which eases the traffic congestion on Old Bombay Highway from Gachibowli towards Raidurg and up to Mehdipatnam.
The 519-meter long LB Nagar underpass at L.B.Nagar which facilitates the smooth flow of traffic from Owaisi Hospital and Srisailam Road towards Secunderabad and the 940-meter Kamineni Junction Right Hand Side flyover which facilitates the smooth flow of traffic from Secunderabad to Owaisi Hospital and Srisailam Road.
Last year, the civic body completed three such projects; the 990-meter long uni-directional Biodiversity Second level flyover, opened in November 2019, provides a conflict-free corridor for the traffic in Hi-tec City, Madhapur, Gachibowli, & other IT areas.
The 1.2 km-long and 20 meters-wide six-lane bidirectional JNTU Malaysian Township flyover, opened in April 2019, eases the traffic flow between Kukatpally and Hi-Tec City. The 780-meters-long three-lane one-way LB Nagar LHS flyover, opened in March 2019, facilitates the hassle-free flow of traffic from Hyderabad to Hayathnagar, Vijayawada road.
Ayyappa Society Underpass, opened in January 2018, was the beginning of a new phase in road infra development in Hyderabad. The underpass addresses traffic congestion on the Shilparamam stretch. Followed by the 365-meter-long Mindspace Junction Underpass, opened in April 2018, was the second project under SRDP in the city which eases the traffic congestion at the busy junction and provides relief to traffic in Cyber Towers to the Bio-Diversity Park route.
Further, the 540-meter Chintalkunta Underpass at Chintalkunta in LB Nagar, opened in May 2018, eases the traffic moving from Vijayawada highway to Sagar Road and vice versa.
The 940-meter Kamineni Left Hand Side (LHS) Flyover at Kamineni Hospital junction in LB Nagar, opened in August 2018, was the first flyover under SRDP completed in a record time of 16 months. It facilitates the free flow of traffic from Srisailam, Owaisi junction & Vijayawada towards Secunderabad.
The 830-meter long, four-lane bi-directional Mindspace Junction flyover, opened in November 2018, which brings much relief at the Raheja Mindspace area, which witnesses heavy traffic daily, was also completed in 16 months.