Walkers elated over skyways at Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Joggers and walkers are elated at the clearance given by the Telangana State Board for Wildlife for the construction of skyways at Kasu Brahmananda...
Hyderabad: Joggers and walkers are elated at the clearance given by the Telangana State Board for Wildlife for the construction of skyways at Kasu Brahmananda Reddy (KBR) Park. They said the skyway construction will not only ease the traffic congestion but also reduce air pollution.
Welcoming the initiative by the government to ease the growing traffic, senior High Court advocate Vijay Ramaraju said, “Public needs mobility and we cannot deny the rapid growth in the traffic. Not just trees, even temples and mosques in the middle of the roads should be removed for free-flow of traffic. I cannot get the extra hour I waste in traffic. I can pray at home,” he said.
Vijay Sarathy, a 57-year-old regular walker at the KBR Park, said, “We need to save the environment but we do need development of the city. Keeping the day-to-day traffic in mind, we need these flyovers for free flow of traffic.”
The government will send the SRDP proposal with wildlife board approval to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for final clearance. After receiving their nod, the GHMC will take up the six multi-level flyovers around the KBR Park.
This project will not damage the park at all, in fact, this will help reduce air pollution, said GHMC Chief Engineer R Sridhar. He said the wildlife board has also proposed the Echo Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the park to be between 3 metres and 28 meters after reassessing. He said 1394 trees will be uprooted for this project and they will plant three plants for every tree uprooted.
By Tera Sneha Reddy