Hyderabad: With a view to providing permanent alternatives to major roads in the IT corridor, the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation has released funds for a new road of 500-metre distance, with a 45metre width, from the back of the Biodiversity Park to the Raidurgam Police station. This would involve cutting a hill and developing the existing road from Khajaguda Junction on Old Mumbai Highway to Gopanapally, that will have a 24-metre width.
Due to the ongoing projects like SRDP and Skyways at the Raheja Mindspace Junction, the traffic police has been diverting traffic on the road from Biodiversity Junction to Raheja Junction. The road is closed for about 500 metres, while allowing traffic flow from an alternative road towards cyber gateways. In the return direction, the police allows traffic from another alternative road on the Inorbit mall route.
“The road from Biodiversity junction to Raheja was constructed a decade ago to suit the requirements of the time. However, the traffic burden on the road is increasing on a daily basis. To reduce the traffic burden on Biodiversity Junction, the TSIIC began works on a new road from the back of the Biodiversity Complex to the Raidurgam Police Station by cutting a hill. The will reduce traffic jams and facilitate more alternative routes to motorists from Cyber Towers to Raidurgam, Khajaguda, Gopanpally, Tolichowki and other areas,” officials said.
An official from TSIIC said the works would be completed by September. “We have already sanctioned Rs. 15crore for the road and it will have 45 metre width with a six-lane and four-feet greenery in the middle of the road,” the official said. The TSIIC has sanctioned Rs 18.5crore for the widening of the road from Kajaguda junction on Old-Mumbai Highway to Gopanpally to a 24metre width. The route passes through Hyderabad Knowledge City, Khajaguda, Nanakramguda and Gowlidoddi.
The TSIIC has already given Rs. 6crore to R&B to begin the works. “We have impediments at Gowlidoddi in land acquisition for about 865metres of road length. Except for this, we have no problem completing the project by September. We are approaching revenue officials for the land acquisition. The road will be four-lane with a green belt,” the official said. The widening of this road will reduce the distance and time in travelling to BHEL from Raidurgam.
IT corridor to get alternative roads
Besides the initiatives fro-m the TSIIC, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is also developing alternative roads in the IT corridor to reduce the burden on the main roads. The GHMC officials from Circle-11 and Cir-cle-12 have identified the route for an alternative road from Kondapur village to Madinaguda via JVG Hills and New Hafeezpet. Once the new route is developed, distance betw-een these localities will be reduced by six km.
Local officials have already sent proposals with an estimation of Rs 78 lakh for development of the alternative route. Similarly, Cyberabad Traffic police is diverting vehicles during peak hours to the available alternative routes in and around Kondapur and Kothaguda. Based on the proposals sent by the traffic wing earlier, the GHMC is concentrating on development of the road from Kondapur Junction to Raghavendra Colony by widening the existing route.
An official from the GHMC said that the civic body was also planning to develop the route from New Hafeezpet to KPHB through the Majneera Pipeline road to reduce the burden on Kondapur and Kothaguda Junctions.
“Motorists from Miyapur and Hafeezpet to Cyber towers can choose new alternative road, once it develops, to reach Cyber Towers.” We are also concentrating on the route from Kothaguda Ramalayam to White Fields to develop it as a major alternative to the main road from Hitech City Junction to Kothaguda Junction,” the official said....