Hyderabad Road Development Corporation (HRDC) has decided to hire consultants to design bridges across the Musi river and link roads to connect 10 adjoining municipalities with the Outer Ring Road (ORR). (PTI Photo)
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Road Development Corporation (HRDC) has decided to hire consultants to design bridges across the Musi river and link roads to connect 10 adjoining municipalities with the Outer Ring Road (ORR). The consultancy would prepare a detailed project report (DPR) of roads (missing link project) and bridges with architectural and beautification, sources said.
According to a HRDCL official, the roads are designed to improve the transport network to alleviate the growing traffic congestion. These road links will also act as shortest alternative routes. These road links are termed as missing/slip roads because they are intended to provide the missing connections in distributing the traffic more effectively.
The missing link roads would connect the 10 adjoining municipalities of Bandlaguda Jagir, Ibrahimpatnam, Kothur, Badangpet, Manikonda, Nagaram, Dammaiguda, Jawaharnagar, Ghatkesar and Shamshabad. This apart, the 14 heritage-themed bridges will be built across rivers Musi and Esa.
A senior HRDCL official said that once the consultant was shortlisted, the firm should submit the DPR within two months after studying the topography of the area. The designs should create infrastructure to meet traffic needs for 20 to 50 years.
Each of the bridges, according to the corporation, would represent the diversity of Telangana state and heritage of Hyderabad and will reflect of the legacy of the Musi river. The bridges are also expected to reduce traffic distance, help develop commercial establishments and property values, reduce vehicle pollution and encourage tourism.
When completed, the 14 bridges will add to the existing 23 across the Musi. The Musi, a tributary of River Krishna, flows through a major portion of the city over 54 kilometres and is fed with water from the Himayatsagar and the Osmansagar reservoirs built on the Esa and Musa rivers which combine to form Musi.