HYDERABAD: K.T. Rama Rao, municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) minister, on Monday inaugurated the much-awaited road underbridge (RUB) near the Hitec City MMTS station, which will bring relief to commuters travelling from Kukatpally. The project is part of the state government's flagship Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) programme.
The minister also participated in a series of events to inauguration infrastructure projects in the city.
The RUB, built to ease traffic flow towards IT corridor, has been completed at a cost of Rs 66.59 crore. Spanning 410 metres in length and 20.6 metres width, the RUB, completed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation under the SRDP, is expected to end traffic bottlenecks in the corridor with the existing RoB near Hitec City MMTS station reaching its maximum capacity.
Speaking on the occasion, Rama Rao said that various flyovers and underpasses constructed and opened to traffic under SRDP Phase I at BioDiversity, Mind Space, Ayyappa Society and Rajiv Gandhi junctions have overwhelmingly eased traffic problems.
After inaugurating many developmental works at Khaitlapur later, he said “There is a garbage dumping issue in Khaitlapur, which we will address soon. A modern garbage transfer station is already coming up to cater to the needs of the locality.”
The minister added that measures are being taken up to ensure that rainwater does not enter houses anymore. He said that in order to improve sewerage and drainage infrastructure in the merged villages of municipalities on the peripherals of Hyderabad, a comprehensive drainage network would be constructed at a cost of Rs 3,500 crore.
Rama Rao said that the state government has begun work on improving drinking water supply in these areas with Rs 3,000 crore.
The minister also laid the foundation stone for a VDCC road at Ambedkar Nagar and for an approach road in Ward No.115, Moosapet circle. The roads are being developed at a cost of Rs 99 lakh....