Hyderabad: The state government has sanctioned Rs 250 crore for the construction of one rail overbridge (ROB) each in four districts. Of the total project cost of Rs 404 crore, Indian Railways will bear Rs 154 crore.
The finance department on Friday issued orders to this effect following the directions of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao.
The four ROBs will be constructed at Chatanpally, Shadnagar at a cost of Rs 95 crore, Adilabad market yard Rs 97.20 crore, Peddapalli town Rs 119.50 crore and Madhavanagar, Nizamabad, Rs 93.12 crore. This will bring respite to the locals, who are facing problems following the frequent closure of railway gates.
Moreover, the demand for ROBs to ease the problems has been long-pending. However, works could not be grounded due to delay in release of funds. Minister for roads and buildings Vemula Prashanth Reddy took the issue to the notice of Rao, who instructed the finance department to release funds to four ROBs in one go.
There are nearly 450 rail crossings in Telangana. Of them, the state government has decided to take up the construction of 52 ROBs in the first phase at an overall cost of Rs 2,700 crore....