Durgam Cheruvu Hanging Bridge Soon to Open for Pedestrians

The most talked-about, Hyderbad’s cable suspension hanging bridge on Durgam Cheruvu has almost completed its construction and is soon to open for the pedestrians. Launched back in 2017, Durgam Cheruvu bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the country, overtaking the 144 meters extra dosed bridge in Bharuch, Gujarat. 

Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge Plan Highlights

As a part of the “Make-in-India” initiative, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) collaboration with L&T HCIC using precasting technology are constructing this cable bridge in the vicinity of the Inorbit Mall. Approximately 187 crores spent on the construction of the Durgam‌ ‌Cheruvu‌ ‌cable‌ ‌bridge‌.

It is one of a kind hanging bridge in the country and almost 26 cables with 53 segments used in the construction. The total length of the hanging bridge is approximately 755 meters. The largest cable used in the construction is 104 meters. Since it is a six-lane bridge, the width of the bridge considered to be 26 meters wide. The bridge is supported by two massive pillars that are placed at a distance of 233.8 meters. 

Durgam Cheruvu bridge stands at third position as for the world’s longest spans followed by the cable bridges in Japan at 275 meters and 271 meters. But, when considered extra dosed cable-stay precast concrete bridge, this is the longest in the world.

Durgam Cheruvu bridge plan is from the Ambedkar Open University main entrance at Jubilee Hills Road No 45 to the junction near In-orbit Mall. The bridge is expected to ease the traffic congestion for Hyderabad’s IT hubs, including Hitech City, Gachibowli, and Financial District. By accessing the Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge, one can avoid the bustling Madhapur road and can easily reduce 2.5 to 3 km to reach Hitech City.

Current Status

Few works like finishings, railings, and some electrification fittings remain to be completed. It will take another two months for the bridge to be fully operational. In future days to come, Durgam Cheruvu hanging bridge may join the list of prominent landmarks of Hyderabad.

GHMC surely took a step forward for such a critical operation, and the cable bridge is a testament to its efforts. While the Metro rail system, underpasses, and flyovers, has helped for a free flow of vehicular movement, with the new suspension bridge, it is expected to promote easy commuting. Want to own a home in Hyderabad? Try Property Expert Guidance (PEG) to find the most suitable property that has been tailored to your budget and family goals with 100% transparent information.

By Govi