Hyderabad: The Telangana Government has so far spent Rs 12,000 crore in the development of road connectivity across the state since the state formed, said Roads and Buildings Minister V Prashanth Reddy.
Out of 511 bridges sanctioned at a cost of Rs 2,495 crore, the government has already constructed 400 bridges at a cost of Rs 1,700 crore, TT reports.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of a workshop on Health Assessment of Bridges and Structures, held at Institute of Engineers (India) organized by IEI Telangana in Hyderabad on Saturday.
“We are adopting new technologies to ensure long life for these bridges. The government is constructing two bridges on Godavari River, three on Manjeera River and four on Manair River,” the Minister said.
The workshop organised in association with New Delhi-based Construction Industry Development Council along with the Roads and Buildings department of Telangana government.
The Minister further said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was giving utmost priority to improve road network for easy connectivity in the State.
“Finding a permanent solution, the Chief Minister took up construction of 511 bridges. At around 184 locations, these bridges are also designed to work as checkdams as per the Chief Minister’s directions,” he stated.