Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to construct three steel flyovers crossing RTC crossroads, Sangeet junction and Khajaguda to Wipro circle to ease congestions in these heavy traffic corridors.

Unlike the conventional flyovers, the three proposed flyovers will be constructed using steel viaducts and girders. Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) has already constructed a steel bridge across Oliphant Bridge near Bhoiguda junction in the city.

The RTC crossroads flyover is being planned from Indira Park to VST junction. Similarly, the Sangeet flyover will start from Rail Nilayam and culminate at St Ann’s School. Interestingly, these flyovers will pass over the HMR tracks being constructed in the respective areas.

The third flyover will be constructed from Khajaguda to Wipro circle near Emaar Boulders passing over ORR. It is being planned under the long term road corridor development from Inorbit Mall to Wipro circle.

The municipal corporation is roping in a consultant to conduct a feasibility study for constructing the three

steel flyovers.The objective is to ease traffic congestion and minimise inconvenience to road users while constructing flyovers. A conventional flyover at these busy locations consumes time, besides causing inconvenience to road users. To avoid this, steel flyovers are being planned at three junctions, said a senior official from GHMC.

While, the foundation and pillars for the flyovers will be laid using concrete mix, the viaducts and side railings of the flyovers will be made of steel.The main components will be pre-cast structures manufactured at different sites and assembled at the construction sites as was done in the case of HMR’s steel bridge at Oliphant bridge, he explained.

In terms of expenditure, steel flyovers can cost 30 per cent to 35 per cent excess than the conventional flyover construction cost and demand maintenance at regular intervals.

However, the construction period will be drastically reduced by opting for steel flyovers. These structures can be constructed much faster than the conventional structures, he added.

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