Hyderabad: With the city growing rapidly and numerous infrastructure projects being take-up simultaneously, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has come up with smart environmental conservation measures clubbed with an initiative to promote fitness.
The civic body has created a space within a space by developing parks equipped with walking tracks under the city flyovers. Currently, these facilities are being developed under Shaikpet Flyover in the western part of the city and a flyover near Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar in the eastern part of the city.
At Shaikpet flyover, the lung space is being developed with a cost of Rs 3.6 crore and civic body officials said that the works will be completed within a month. The flyover is being built under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) and is expected to be opened for traffic by year-end and the park will also be inaugurated on the same day. The flyover is spread over 2.8 km, and the walking track under it runs up to around 440m.
The Urban Biodiversity wing of the civic body is growing over 30 varieties of plants in the park, which is in addition to the vertical gardens that will deck up the 20 pillars of the flyover. Seating arrangements and illumination are the other amenities in the park and the two fountains in the park will further deck up the place.
Meanwhile, at LB Nagar flyover near Kamineni Hospital, a similar facility is being developed at a cost of Rs 2 crore. Being developed as oxygen parks, the LB Nagar flyover park too has a 734 m walking track surrounded by lush greenery and vertical gardens decorating the pillars and comes with a parking facility to accommodate 22 cars and 40 bikes.
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