Hyderabad: Locals and commuters may breathe a sigh of relief if construction on the four-lane road under the bridge (RuB) at Tukaram Gate is nearing completion. The regular closure of level crossings at Lalaguda station will soon be a thing of the past.
The bridge, which will be open to the public next month, will ease traffic congestion on the Malkajgiri, Marredpally, Tarnaka, Mettuguda and Lalapet, Secunderabad routes and provide a more convenient connection for individuals traveling from Moula Ali, Malkajgiri and Tarnaka and Secunderabad.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and South Central Railway (SCR) have adopted the RuB project at a cost of Rs 29.10 crore. Apart from the construction of a four-lane RUB, the runway to Tukaram gate, including the drainage system, is nearing completion. The RuB is a total of 375 meters long.
The length of the driveway to Mettuguda, Secunderabad is 86 meters, and the length to Marredpally is 159 meters.
It can be mentioned here that the GHMC under Strategic Road Development Program (SRDP) has included works on grade dividers, bridges, diving roads, RuBs and RoBs at an estimated cost of Rs 8,000 crore with the aim of turning Hyderabad into a signal-free city . Of these, 24 projects have already been completed at an estimated cost of Rs 6 000 crore.
Source: The Siasat Daily