Guntur Municipal Corporation to develop Brodipet flyover

Guntur Municipal Corporation to develop Brodipet flyover
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Guntur Municipal Corporation made a proposal to develop existing Brodipet flyover bridge for the smooth flow of traffic and included this project in the list of development works to be taken up on the occasion of completion of 150 years of Guntur municipality. The GMC is actively studying various proposals for this purpose.

Tenders called for the preparation of DPR

Guntur: Guntur Municipal Corporation made a proposal to develop existing Brodipet flyover bridge for the smooth flow of traffic and included this project in the list of development works to be taken up on the occasion of completion of 150 years of Guntur municipality. The GMC is actively studying various proposals for this purpose.

Includes this project in the list of works to be taken up on the occasion of completion of 150-years of Guntur Municipality

The GMC made a proposal to construct another two bridges, without dismantling the existing flyover. It is actively considering another proposal to construct a six-lane flyover bridge without destroying the flyover taking future traffic needs of the city.
For this purpose, the GMC has called for the preparation of Detailed Project Report and for submitting the Technical feasibility Report from the transport experts.

National Consultants and Planning Environment Consultants submitted tenders to conduct feasibility, which will take some more time.

The GMC is also studying another proposal to construct two under-bridges for the smooth flow of the traffic at Brodipet flyover bridge. While, one under-bridge will come up on one side of the bridge, another under bridge will be at another side of flyover bridge. The transport experts have to study feasibility as there are some difficulties.

After getting the feasibility report, the GMC will upload the document on the GMC website and hold meetings with the people’s representative and stake holders. After that, it will take a decision.

In order to widen the existing flyover or construct another six -line sky flyover, the GMC has to acquire land which is a costly affair. When the GMC proposed to extend the existing the flyover in Brodipet, the traders who will lose their shops and business mounted pressure on the people’s representatives to drop the idea. Later, the VGTM UDA came forward to expand the existing Brodipet flyover. The conducted feasibility study reports but it was confined to papers.

GMC Superintendent Engineer D Mariyanna said that they have a proposal to develop Brodipet flyover. “We are studying various proposals for the development of the existing flyover. After getting the technical feasibility study done and DPR, we will take further steps. For this purpose, the GMC has called for tenders for the preparation of Detail Project Report for which National Consultancy Planning and Engineering department submitted tenders.”

According to sources in the Transport Department, there are three lakh vehicles in Guntur city. On an average every day, nearly 40-45,000 vehicles pass on the Brodipet flyover. If the flyover is developed, vehicles will pass smoothly and it could be able to withstand for increasing the traffic rush.

In-charge Traffic DSP Kande Srinivas said that the construction of a six-lane flyover bridge was better instead of a two under bridges for the smooth flow of traffic. If the new flyover bridge was constructed, the problem of traffic congestion would be solved, he added.

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