To facilitate a steady flow of traffic in different areas of the city, the Government has developed several link roads by the Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited in association with the GHMC.
Municipal and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said the development of more than 137 missing and link roads under GHMC was executed at the cost of Rs 1000 crores. These proposed roads are being developed under the supervision of Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited (HRDCL), an organisation set up to take care of infrastructure development in the Capital Region.
Planned Infrastructure Developments
Responding to a series of questions on link roads during Question Hour in the Legislative Council here on Monday, the Minister stated that so far 21 of the link road works covering a distance of 28.76 kilometres have been completed at the cost of 210 crores and the rest will be completed in two years. In the last six years, the government has launched four separate programmes in total.
Under the Comprehensive Road Maintenance Program (CRMP) 709 kilometres of road have been allocated to private companies for maintenance. And Rs 1800 Crore will run for five years. The regular road maintenance programme is also taking place in addition to HRDCL, but many mega projects such as Skyways need clearance from the centre. Two Skyways, one on Rajiv Rahadari and the other on Nagpur road, were planned, both need Centre clearance and have been waiting for 100 acres of cantonment land for five years.
He added that while the State government is expanding roads and adding more connecting roads in the city, the Ministry of Defense is shutting down roads that pass through the areas of the canton. And requested Council and Assembly representatives of the BJP to exercise their power and obtain permissions with the central government is pending.
He added that various stages are underway for IDPL-Dilsukhnagar, Kaitalapur ROB, Hitech City RUB, Kukatpally-Gachibowli connect, Anandbagh RUB and Tukaram Gate RUB. He also told members that signboards would be installed at all link roads to raise awareness for road users.
By: Shailaja K