To solve the decades-old traffic problem on a small stretch of the road next to the Hitech City MMTS station, GHMC has inaugurated a new four-lane Road under Bridge (RuB), parallel to the existing RuB, along with a box drain — a 'smart' water drain system. This development is likely to improve the traffic situation in the Hitech City area.
RuB Likely to Improve the Traffic Situation
The project, which has been approved by the state government at Rs 59.09 crore, will make traffic flow in and around Hitech City easier and reduce the traffic congestion between Hitech City and the Kukatpally areas. There is too much congestion here, with the existing bridge being too small. The new road will definitely contribute to solving this problem, said one of the regular commuters.
GHMC undertook the construction of road earthworks, retention wall and box drainage work, while the railways executed RuB works. Rainwater used to flood the old bridge during the monsoon, which caused serious threats for the passengers on these paths.
GHMC authorities informed that almost 13 kilometres of highway traffic was recarpeted and lane markings covering over 16 kilometres were completed in the zones of Serilingampally and Kukatpally. This project extends from Gachibowli to JNTU corridor, which was identified by the Global Traffic Study report as a top priority area.
The RuB is designed to facilitate movement by resolving one of Kukatpally's key concerns, said V Mamatha, Commissioner of the zonal GHMC in Kukatpally.