The first-ever cable-stayed bridge of the Hyderabad at Durgam Cheruvu completed and is ready to open for traffic soon.
Ready Durgam Cheruvu Long Cable-Stayed Bridge
The four-lane elevated corridor from Jubilee Hills Road No 45 to Durgam Cheruvu, integrating with the cable-stay bridge, is completed under the Strategic Road Development Program (SRDP) and is ready to be opened for traffic soon.
The long cable-stay bridge facilitates transport between Hitech City, Madhapur and Gachibowli. It will facilitate transport from Road Number 45 via Durgam Cheruvu to Mindspace, forming a channel between Hitech City, Mindspace and other sections of Gachibowli.
The flyover is 1740 metres long and 16.60 metres wide, making traffic flows on four tracks simpler. More significantly, the structure would reduce the congestion at Jubilee Hills Road No 36 and the Madhapur Road, which have sharp curves and resulted in frequent accidents.
While in April 2018 the structure was initiated, it was involved in the acquisition of property and the exercise of the civic body officials took longer than planned. As part of the framework, 55 piers had to be built and that was another logistical problem for authorities, as there was only a small amount of time available for works, citing heavy traffic.
However, officials handled this setback by speeding the work earlier this year during the lockdown. With making good use of the lock-down constraints, the cable-stayed bridge works were done three times faster than usual speed.
By: Shailaja K