Traffic snarls likely to persist for one more year

Traffic snarls likely to persist for one more year
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The commuters will have to wait for one more year for a hassle-free ride as the Regional Ring Road (RRR) project taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and later handed over to Roads and Building department, is getting delayed due to various reasons. 

Hyderabad: The commuters will have to wait for one more year for a hassle-free ride as the Regional Ring Road (RRR) project taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and later handed over to Roads and Building department, is getting delayed due to various reasons.

The RRR, which aimed at reducing the city traffic and connect ORR with other districts of Telangana, has been delayed due to the land acquisition problem. According to a study conducted by HMDA, the passenger vehicle traffic would go up to 5 lakh from the present 1.5 lakh, goods vehicle traffic will increase from 53,000 to 1.50 lakh and passenger interactions with 44 urban local bodies with the Hyderabad Metropolitan area will increase to 8.4 lakh from the present 3.7 lakh in the next 25 years.

The Roads and Building officials are yet to prepare detailed project reports for the RRR project which was announced by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao on November 24, 2016. According to officials, the 344 km ring road was divided into north and south part. The north part is of 158 km from Sangareddy which connects Hyderabad with Tooparn, Gajwel, Bhongir and Choutuppal.

While the south part is of 186 km from Choutuppal which connects the city with Ibrahimpatnam, Amangal, Shadnagar, Chevella, Shankarpalli and Kandi. Whereas part of south RRR which is about 70 km from Shadnagar to Chevella, Shankarpalli and Kandi has been taken up by the State government.

When asked about the same subject, a senior official of Roads and Building department said the 344 km of RRR is divided into north and south and will consist of four-lane road.

He said the survey for 158 km of north part from Sangareddy to Choutuppal for north RRR is in the process and Mumbai-based consultant was hired for the same. He said the R&B department is yet prepare DPR for 117 km stretch of south part from Choutuppal to Shadnagar and hire consultant for the south part. The official said nearly 80 per cent of land must be acquired for the north part of RRR. He added the RRR project would be completed within one-year period.

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