Four flyovers mooted at Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills

The upmarket areas of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills to get four flyovers.
Hyderabad: The upmarket areas of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills will get four flyovers if the recommendations of Comprehensive Transportation Study (CTS) are implemented. The peak hour traffic from all the arms at each of the four junctions is already crossing 10,000 passenger car units (PCUs) at peak hours, making it necessary to have grade separators.
The CTS conducted by LEA Associates for the HMDA has identified the road junctions on Banjara Hills Roads No 10 and 12, at the water filling station and at Jubilee Hills check post as needing flyovers to avoid choking of vehicular traffic in the near future.
The report said the use of personal vehicles was extensive on all the main roads leading to these four junctions. It would be advisable to construct flyovers at the four junctions as traffic is projected to increase several fold at these junctions by 2021.
HMDA transport planner M. Manoj Kumar said that though flyovers are not a permanent solution to recurring traffic jams, they would certainly help in easing the traffic congestion for some years.
“The comprehensive transportation study is not only looking at building tr-ansport infrastructure, but is also simultaneously trying to encourage and develop mass public transport system so that the use of personal vehicles comes down resulting in reduction of traffic volume on roads and junctions,” he said.
For example, the Metro Rail Corridor-3 will touch the Jubilee Hills check post, but a flyover is needed at this junction as the use of personal vehicles is more.
In fact, the projected traffic volume, up to 2021, comprises over 50 per cent of personal vehicles on this route even after Metro rail starts to run on this route.
The CTS has also suggested the need for construction of 11 road-under bridges or road over bridges at railway crossings in GHMC limits before 2021, and another 24 railway bridges in the Hyderabad Metropolital Area by 2041.
Experts from LEA Associates, transport wing officials of teh HMDA and South Central Railway will meet in a week to discuss the action plan for construction of bridges at railway crossings in the city and the HMDA area.
( Source : dc )
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