Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday said he would discuss with Central government officials regarding release of funds for construction of the Regional Ring Road (RRR). He instructed officials of the State Roads & Buildings Department to prepare a Detailed Project Report on construction of the new road.
“Hyderabad is the best cosmopolitan city in India. The city is developing by leaps and bounds because of its affordability and ideal climatic conditions with people here living harmoniously. With this being the case, there will be an increase of commuters from different regions to the city which makes the existing Outer Ring Road insufficient for the floating traffic in the days and years to come. So the Government decided to construct a Regional Ring Road,” the Chief Minister said.
The 500-feet wide RRR will extend over 338 km covering Sangareddy – Gajwel – Choutuppal — Mal – Kadthal — Shadnagar – Chevella – Kandi and should be built in line with international standards. The Chief Minister said the junctions of the roads that will connect the Regional Ring Road to Vijayawada, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Nagpur will see comprehensive development with amenities such as parking, food courts, rest rooms, parks, children’s play area, shopping malls, drinking water, toilets, provided in an area of 300 acres to 500 acres each. He also suggested that officials visit different countries to study the highway systems there, particularly the amenities provided to people.
The Chief Minister also said the proposed Regional Ring Road should surpass the existing Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara express highways.
The Chief Minister’s suggestions came at a review meeting at Pragati Bhavan which was attended among others by Chief Secretary SK Joshi, R& B Engineer-in-Chief Ganapathi Reddy and other officials. The Chief Minister also spoke with R&B Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao over phone during the meeting.