Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday laid the foundation for construction of a four-lane bi-directional elevated corridor from Indira Park to VST and a second level three-lane bi-directional flyover from Ram Nagar to Baghlingampally. The GHMC is constructing these structures at an estimated cost of Rs 426 crore.

Unlike conventional flyovers, these independent flyovers will be made of steel and will have steel piers, steel pier caps, and steel girders with cast in-situ deck slabs. Both the bridges are being taken up under the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP).
The 2.610 km elevated corridor from Indira Park to VST junction will be constructed at a cost of nearly Rs 350 crore and the 0.850 km independent flyover from Ramnagar to Baghlingampally will be costing Rs 76 crore. This is excluding the land acquisition cost.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said in the last four months, the GHMC had completed road works with intensified efforts.

The municipal corporation will also complete the pending works at the earliest, he said, adding that the Amberpet flyover works will also be completed as per schedule.

Explaining the reasons for constructing a steel bridge elevated corridor from Indira Park to VST, the Minister said it facilitates in completing the works much faster than the conventional structure.

Despite the steel bridge works costing 20 to 30 percent extra, it was finalised to complete the works faster and avoid inconvenience to road users, the Minister said.

Rao further said the Telangana government was committed to construct skyways with a cost of Rs.5000 crore but defence lands were required for constructing these structures.

Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy complimented the MAUD Minister for laying foundation for the steel bridge.

He said many investors were now keen to invest in Hyderabad considering many advantages, especially road infrastructure and initiatives being taken to ensure free flow of traffic.

In cities like Bengaluru, traffic jams have become a regular feature and it is time for political parties to aside political differences and strive for development of Hyderabad, Reddy said.

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