Hyderabad: After the Mindspace flyover, which was opened for traffic last month as part of the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is now gearing up to open the LB Nagar flyover next month.
Next in line to get operational will be the flyover at Rajiv Gandhi statue, JNTU, in Kukatpally.
Ever since the municipal corporation started to give shape to different components of the SRDP and open them for motorists, traffic woes in different parts of the city have started to get addressed effectively besides improving the much-needed road infrastructure.
After the flyover at Mindspace junction, the corporation is now focusing on completing the flyover at LB Nagar and ease traffic flow at the ever busy junction. Once open to traffic, vehicles will be permitted to ply from Dilsukhnagar end towards Hayathnagar end.
It is not just the IT corridor alone. SRDP works are being taken up in different areas across the city with the prime objective of easing traffic movement and catering to future requirements.
Not confining to construction of structures, the municipal corporation is also laying emphasis on early their completion. So much so, that the GHMC has completed five mega projects, including three underpasses and two flyovers in different areas of the city, in just one year.
The year 2018 for GHMC began with the launch of Ayyappa Society underpass in January and despite encountering different challenges especially in land acquisition, the corporation completed four other projects — Mindspace underpass, Chintalkuna underpass, Kamineni LHS flyover and Mindspace flyover.
A senior GHMC official said tenders for executing works involving Rs 2,500 crore were completed and proposals for taking up different projects involving an expenditure of Rs 3,000 crore were underway. In addition to this, the Roads and Buildings Department is constructing elevated corridors in Uppal, 6 Number junction and Shamshabad airport road to facilitate free flow of traffic, he added.