Hyderabad: The Telangana government, which is going ahead with its plans to address traffic issues and develop the road infrastructure in Hyderabad, is also trying to get pending proposals off the block to transform the State capital into a global city.
Pointing out that the proposals for two skyways over the Nagpur and Ramagundam Highways each covering 18 km, which require some Defence land, were pending for almost four years now, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday requested Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy to take up the issue with the Centre.
“We have been raising this issue for the last three to four years with the Centre but in vain. We request you to take up the issue with the Central government,” Rao told Reddy after laying the foundation for elevated steel bridges from Indira Park to VST and from Ramnagar to Baghlingampally here on Saturday.
Recently, Reddy had appealed to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to expedite flyover works at Rasoolpura in the city. To execute this project, a portion of land at Police Lines was required and Reddy had positively responded to address the issue, Rama Rao said, adding that the State government, in coordination with the National Highway Authority of India, was taking up the construction of Amberpet and Uppal flyovers. These works would be expedited, he said.
The Minister also said projects worth over Rs 6,000 crore were currently under progress as part of the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP).
Kishan Reddy said many investors were now keen on investing in Hyderabad considering many advantages, especially road infrastructure in the city and initiatives being taken to ensure a free flow of traffic by the State government. In cities like Bengaluru, traffic jams had become a regular feature and it was time for political parties to set aside differences and strive for the development of Hyderabad, Reddy said.
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