Hyderabad: Telangana minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao (KTR) on Tuesday inaugurated the road over bridge (RoB) at Kaithalapur in Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
Speaking a the inauguration KTR said, “Today we have completed the flyover worth Rs 83.06 crore. We are working towards the completion of other 69 projects under the Strategic Road Development Project (SRDP). The government is working towards bringing the best of all sectors to Hyderabad ranging from pharma to infrastructure.”
“It is due to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s efforts that Hyderabad is being developed as one of the best cities in India,” he added.
KTR further said that the state government is working towards the development of the state through various programmes like Mana Ooru Mana Badi. “There are pensions being provided to 73 lakh people after TRS came to power. Your corporators and MLAs will come and hand over the pensions to you,” the minister remarked.
The minister said that the government has constructed 2 BHK flats for the low-income population under the dignity housing scheme. “There is no program like this in India at the moment,” he added.
The TRS working president took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his promise of providing Rs 15 lakh to everyone. “I want to ask Modi as to why he wants to come to Hyderabad, why does he want to bring Ram Rajya here?” he asked on the PM’s upcoming visit to the state.
The minister also took a dig at BJP over the Agnipath scheme and Union minister Kishan Reddy over his comments on jawans being employed as home guards.
The Kaithlapur Flyover
The road over Bridge (RoB) has a total length of 675.50 metres and a width of roughly 16.6 metres. It’s a four-lane bi-directional RoB with a 5.5-metre service lane. It was built at a cost of Rs 83.06 crore, with the GHMC contributing 40 crores and the railways contributing 18.06 crore. The cost of acquiring land was estimated to be around Rs 25 crore.
The repairs were carried out under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) at Borabanda MMTS station. The bridge will connect Kukatpally with Hi-tech City and also relieve traffic congestion at JNTU, Malaysian Township, Hi-Tech City flyover, and Cyber Tower intersections.
Traffic from Sanathnagar, Balanagar, and Secunderabad will be diverted to the Madhapur main road via Moosapet to Kaithalapur. This will cut the distance by 3.5 kilometres and the time it takes to travel will be reduced by at least one hour.