Hyderabad skyways works to begin in June

Hyderabad skyways works to begin in June
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The implementation of Telangana government’s ambitious plan to construct multi-level flyovers, skywalks and grade separators at 18 locations under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) project would begin in June.

  • GHMC is acquiring properties to clear decks for the ambitious project
  • A Mumbai-based firm is tipped to secure the contract

Hyderabad: The implementation of Telangana government’s ambitious plan to construct multi-level flyovers, skywalks and grade separators at 18 locations under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) project would begin in June. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has identified as many as 319 properties between KBR Park, LB Nagar, and Bahadurpura stretch which needs to be acquired before the project takes off. The project aims to ease traffic congestion in the city.

GHMC has identified 21 properties at Jubilee Hills check post junction, six properties at Filmnagar junction, eight properties at Road No 45 junction, two at Cancer hospital junction, 11 properties at KBR park entrance junction, 10 properties at Maharaja Agrasen chowk junction, 58 properties near Bahadurpura Junction, three properties at Rasoolpura junction, four properties between Kamineni hospital to LB Nagar stretch, seven properties between LB Nagar and Chintalkunta stretch, five properties between LB Nagar and Sagar ring road stretch, 42 properties at LB Nagar junction, 24 properties between Big Bazar to Mansoorabad village, three properties in between Big Bazar and Nagole, 29 properties at Kamineni junction, 71 Bairamalguda junction, four properties near Rajiv Gandhi statue junction at KPHB colony and 11 properties near Owaisi hospital junction.

Speaking to The Hans India, GHMC chief city planner S Devender Reddy said that they have identified about 60 government and 260 private properties in the Phase-I of SRDP. GHMC requires 2 acres of land from Survey of India at Uppal and nine acres from Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) at KBR National Park, Negotiations to acquire government properties for SRDP have been going on and it would be finalised within a month.

Reddy said that they have constituted a team to survey the properties to identify the private and public properties and asked officials to acquire them at the earliest. However, it is learnt from the GHMC officials that Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao instructed the town planning officials to finish the land acquisition for SRDP by April and begin the project in the first week of June. The GHMC officials also said that a Mumbai-based firm has been the front-runner in the race to bag the SRDP project.

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