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Telangana: NHAI extends bidding date for Rs 17k cr RRR project till June 2 | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: The Rs 17,000 crore regional ring road (RRR) project to be taken up beyond the outer ring road (ORR) in Telangana is right on track. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited tenders from expert consultancies to prepare a detailed project report for the northern half of the 340-km access-controlled expressway.
Though the last date for opening of technical bids was May 25, the NHAI extended it up to June 2 keeping in view of the Covid-19 situation following requests from the bidders. The new expressway, touted to be country’s largest ring road connecting a majority of the districts in Telangana, is planned to be developed in two parts under the government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana phase I at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore. The Bharatmala project envisages development of 26,000 km length of economic corridors, which along with Golden Quadrilateral and north-south and east-west corridors are expected to carry majority of freight traffic on roads.
The Telangana government will bear 50 per cent of its land acquisition cost and has allocated Rs 750 crore towards the project in its 2021-22 budget. The semi-greenfield expressway is initially planned to have four lanes and later expanded to six lanes depending on future vehicular traffic. The northern half of the project extends up to 180 km and is estimated to cost Rs 9,500 crore. It will connect Sangareddy, Narsapur, Toopran, Gajwel, Yadadri, Pragnapur, Bhuvanagiri and Choutuppal urban clusters.
The southern part of the expressway extends up to 160 km and is estimated to cost Rs 6,480 crore and will connect Choutuppal, Ibrahimpatnam, Kandukur, Amangal, Chevella, Shankarpally and Sangareddy. CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is personally monitoring the project. He said the RRR will provide better access to farmers to sell their produce and also to the government and private players to set up cold chains, agro-processing units, IT parks and new townships.

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