Hyderabad: Telangana’s Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao on Saturday directed municipal authorities to complete in three months the work related to a steel bridge which is expected to ease congestion in the central part of Hyderabad.
The minister conducted a surprise inspection of the works related to the steel bridge from Indira Park to VST and other development works.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s (GHMC) engineering team is constructing the 2.62-km long four-lane bi-directional steel bridge.
The minister exhorted the officials to complete the works in three months and asked them to coordinate with Traffic Police to impose traffic diversions needed for the purpose.
He also impressed upon the officials that the safety of workers and the public has to be given priority.
The minister said that the steel bridge will be developed on the lines of other projects completed under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP).
The GHMC is constructing the steel bridge corridor at a cost of nearly Rs 426 crore.
The project will especially serve people in Musheerabad, Khairatabad, Amberpet and surrounding locations. It will ease the flow of traffic at RTC Cross Roads.
Stating that there was a demand for the project from the past two decades, KTR said that a steel bridge is being constructed instead of the traditional concrete bridge so that the works are completed at the earliest.
He said that the project will give relief from traffic congestion to lakhs of people.
The minister also inspected the Strategic Nala Development Programme (SNDP) work at Hussain Sagar Surplus Nala. He assessed the retaining wall being constructed at Ashok Nagar.
He said that a huge amount of funds were allocated for the Hussain Sagar Surplus Nala and constructions such as the retaining wall were taken up.
He said that this will protect low lying areas from flood water from the lake. He asked the GHMC officials to complete the works before monsoons set in.