Hyderabad: In a step towards development of the Regional Ring Road (RRR) in the State, the Central government has appointed K&J Projects to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project. As per the terms, the DPR is to be prepared within 10 months.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed the Lok Sabha recently that the Northern portion of the proposed Hyderabad RRR project along Sangareddy-Narsapur-Tupran–Gejwel-Yadagirigutta-Choutuppal section (NH-161 AA) was included under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I.
The consultancy for preparation of DPR to develop the northern portion of the RRR project was awarded on July 14 with a completion period of 10 months, he said, adding that the cost of the project, civil works cost and other costs will be finalised based on the DPR.
The State government had agreed to bear 50 per cent of the land acquisition costs, besides providing government land for free as well as cost of shifting of utilities and other pre-construction activities, he informed. Once the DPR is completed, other aspects like subsequent appraisal and approval of project, the time of completion, cost and the mode of implementation will be decided.
Over 20 consultants had filed their bids to prepare the DPR for RRR. Though the bids were to be opened on May 25, the last date was extended by a week following poor response to the tenders due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown.
The State government has already allocated over Rs 700 crore in the budget for the project. Under phase-I, it will be constructed connecting Narsapur, Toopran, Gajwel, Pragnapur, Jagdevpur, Bhongir and Choutuppal junction, covering about 180 km.
The State government proposed the RRR to provide better access to farmers to sell their produce and ensure connectivity of different districts with the State capital, besides easing traffic congestion on National Highways connecting Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Nagpur.
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