The state is preparing for the expansion of national highways. The Roads and Buildings Department has decided to extend the existing national highways to overcome traffic congestion. In this regard, steps have been taken to send proposals to Delhi.
The Centre has been allocating new NHPs in the last financial year and their DPRs, tenders etc. have been known. As they continue, the authorities have embarked on the expansion work in the current financial year.
The Mahaboobnagar-Jadcherla road will be expanded up to 4 rows. The National Highways Division has decided that this road may be better in terms of future traffic needs. Similarly, the Siddipeta-Sircilla road will be expanded to 4 rows. The road was highly congested with large potholes included, hence it will be repaired urgently.
Karimnagar-Sircilla-Kamareddy Road, which has two lanes, is now expanding to 4 rows. Medak-Bodhan and Medak-Sidipet road have been decided to be extended to 10 meters. Engineer-in-Chief of the National Roads Department (NHRC), Ganapathy Reddy said, "We are preparing the proposal and will soon send to Delhi. This is the fiscal year, which has given the approval and things will start to work.”
About Rs 3,500 crore is already underway for the last financial year. Works between Kodada-Khammam-Mahabubabad, Sirochan-Athkupu, Jagathala-Karimnagar-Warangal, Kodada-Khammam, Nizamabad-Jagdalpur, Nakirikal-Thanankherla, Huggari-Jadcherla, Tirumalgiri-Suryapeta, Jatagama-Tirumalgiri, Jadcherla-Kalavakurti and Jadcherla-Mallepalli are beginning.
These projects have been implemented by the National Highways Authority of India for over Rs 8,000 crore. Some land acquisition and other related works have started. There are arrangements to construct huge flyovers in Uppal, Amberpet and Aramghar.