Among the projects that are going to be taken up in a phased manner, the GHMC in coordination with South Central Railway (SCR) has proposed over 15 projects worth Rs 1,200 crore.
The projects include new road under bridges (RuBs) and road over bridges (RoBs) at several locations in order to find a solution for the ever-increasing traffic problems in the city. Over time, the level crossings have become a major hassle considering the increasing number of vehicles in the city.
At least 13 such projects are located in the northern part of the city, three in the southern part and two in the central part of the city. “The plan is to completely remove manned level crossings (MLCs) in the GHMC limits. Most of these projects are already underway in parts of the city under the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). The state government has decided to coordinate with SCR officials and build these projects,” said a GHMC official.
Locations of level crossings where RoBs have been proposed include Mettuguda, Moula Ali, Moula Ali station, Malkajgiri, Safilguda, Patigadda, between Bolarum and Gundla Pochampally stations, Kakatiya Nagar, Vinayak Nagar, near Suchitra and Venkatapuram in Old Alwal, between Falaknuma and Budvel , and near Rajbhavan and Khairatabad.
This apart, the civic body has also set a deadline to complete at least 10 foot over-bridges (FOBs) in the city by this year-end. “After conducting a survey in places where these foot over-bridges are planned, it has been decided that about 10 foot over-bridges will be completed by this year-end, while another 15 foot over-bridges will be completed next year,” said M Devanand, GHMC chief engineer (maintenance).
Infinity Mall near Chandanagar, ESI Hospital at Erragadda, NSKK at Balanagar, Neredmet crossroads, Central Mall at Panjagutta, GVK Mall at Banjara Hills, Swapna theatre at Katedhan, St Anns-Secunderabad, St Anns-Tarnaka and My Home Jewel at Miyapur are the 10 areas where the FOBs will be completed in the next two months by December-end.