To ease the traffic problems and provide relief to road users, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is taking up road restoration works in all the three Metro Rail corridors at a cost of Rs. 20 crore.
The HMRL floated tenders which are due for opening this Saturday (15th October) for BT and other road works in various stretches which were badly damaged due to the recent heavy rains in LB Nagar-Dilsukhnagar-Chaderghat; Rangmahal Jn-Nampally-Khairatabad; Punjagutta-SR Nagar-Kukatpally stretches of Metro corridor-I; Secunderabad-Begumpet; Road No.5 and Road No.36 of Jubilee Hills in corridor-III and in different stretches between Secunderabad-Musheerabad-RTC X road-Badichowdi and Putlibowli Jn in corridor-II.
In locations which are prone to frequent water logging like Khairatabad Jn, Peddamma gudi, Madhapur station etc., on Road No.36, road restoration works are being done with paver blocks as a long term solution, stated HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy. Several European cities and Mumbai which experience heavy rainfall have extensively used paver blocks as a long term solution in road stretches prone for water logging. This paver block work which has already started at Khairatabad near Rajiv Gandhi statue would be replicated in other low lying and water stagnation areas of the Metro corridors, he added.
BT works in various road stretches will be started in about 10 days and completed in a month’s time. In addition, NH authorities will take up road restoration works between Miyapur and Kukatpally and L&TMRHL will undertake road repair works at Oliphanta, Greenlands, Ameerpet, Yousufguda, etc., (INN)