Hyderabad: Since the commencement of work on Durgam Cheruvu bridge, two million working hours had been completed till date without any incident and efforts were being made to complete the construction by October, GHMC officials said.
The GHMC, which took up the 238-m-long bridge works at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore, claim that once ready, it will be the longest cement concrete bridge in the world.
Of the 53 segments that are to be arranged as part of the bridge works, 13 segments were installed. These segments were being prepared at the pre-cast yard in Kondapur and brought to the worksite at nights to avoid traffic issues.
In addition to the three-lane traffic facility, there will be exclusive cycling and walking track on the bridge. The corporation is planning to set up attractive integrated lighting on the bridge with a cost of Rs 10 crore.
All the streetlights and traffic signals on the bridge will be arranged on the pillars of the structure. On either side of the bridge, steel railing will be set up.
MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore and other senior officials inspected the works on Saturday and instructed the officials to complete the works by October, said a press release.