Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will lay the foundation stones for Warangal Outer Ring Road and Khazipet Road over Bridge (RoB) on Sunday.
According to senior officials from the Roads & Buildings Department, the State government considered it pertinent to have an ORR to Warangal town from Karunapuram to Singaram.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Ravinder Rao, Engineer-in-Chief of the department said: “The State government proposes to develop an Outer Area Growth Corridor project in the area and the principle component of the project is a 39-km four-lane highway. This carriageway would connect along specific locations, earmarked for specific zones such as the Logistics Zones and Residential Zone, among others.”
The Kakatiya Urban Development Authority would be identifying the zones, he said. The roadway would conform to the standards set by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Indian Road Congress and the Bureau of Indian Standards.
The length of the road would be about 69 km and the project would be taken up in three phases. Initially, the State government would begin developing a four-lane highway for a length of 17.7 km. The proposed corridor would run through greenfield areas along the outer cordon and interconnect all major highways leading to Warangal. The corridor is aligned from Karunapuram to Singaram, which will form an Outer Ring Road around Warangal City.
The road would pass through villages of Peddapendyal, Rampur, Nashkal, Dharmapuram, Venkatapur, Raghunathpalli, Kondaparthy, Inavolu and Singaram. While connecting to State Highway 3, it would also pass through mandals such as Ghanpur, Zaffergadh, Wardhanapet and Singaram.
“The road would have a four-lane carriageway with three metres paved shoulders, 1.5 metres for drains and three metres for a utility duct. Also, there would seven metres of service lanes,” he added. The initial cost of the project would be Rs 669.59 crore, for which the government issued an administrative sanction.
As a part of junction improvement, there would be adequately designed junctions with channelisation. Auxillary acceleration and deceleration lanes for left turning traffic at entrances to major roadside facilities such as service areas, wayside amenities and traffic merging and diverging points, would also be plied into the design. As a whole, the project would have 27 culverts, eight bridges and seven vehicle underpasses. For the Khazipet RoB, officials planned to construct a new two-lane RoB, to cater to the rising traffic in the area. The State government also accorded an administrative sanction of Rs 78 crore. “The General Manager of the South Central Railway agreed to form approaches towards Khazipet side in the Railway land measuring 1.32 acres,” said Rao.