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Hyderabad: Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge to be thrown open on July 30, 2020

Hyderabad: Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge to be thrown open on July 30, 2020
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Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge
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Works on Hyderabad's first cable-stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu are in the last lap and it would be thrown open on July 30 for public.

Hyderabad: Works on Hyderabad's first cable-stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu are in the last lap and it would be thrown open on July 30 for the public. 96% Civil works pertaining to the structure were completed and 5% works on side railing and 20% of architectural lighting works unfinished would be completed by the targeted deadline.

"Cable Bridge would be thrown open on July 30 for people. There is not much work left to do but around two to three percent of side railing works and installing modern crash barriers on structures are under process. Work would have finished earlier had taken some time as most of the laborers working with the project are from Rajasthan, due to lockdown norms and also because of laborers availability it dragged some time. However, this is going to be the world's longest span extradosed cable-stayed bridge and helps commuters from Jubilee Hills to Madhapur by cutting down distance," said D Bharadwaj, Deputy Engineer, Kondapur, GHMC.

Cable bridge railing and painting works are also pressed into fast track mode. Though Cable bridge construction works were finished long back, the major bridge is getting ready to wish Hyderabad with vibrant colours, around two to five percent works of the bridge leftover except lighting works will be completed by the deadline of July 30, he added.

"Multi-coloured lighting with different themes on cable bridge is a China-based technology designed with the crash barriers to operate the lightings automatically through special software.

The LED lights being installed on the bridge are imported from China and the technology is popular abroad. The project has consumed around 9 Crores only for lighting which is designed with 40,000 LEDs on 26 stayed cables to shine bright with different invisible and colorful lights combination of Purple Green and White, " said N Kavitha, EE, Electrical, GHMC.

These LED lights are closely wrapped in aluminum plates and fitted inside the poles along the stayed-bridge presenting the bright illumination and the source of the light would not be visible for the people. Waterproof cables are fixed along the P1-P2 poles on the stayed bridge to protect electrocution in the rainy season. Three-phase led points with 80.64W are fixed along the track, there will be a GPS controller, Distribution controller and Sd cardholder fixed to control the lightings. To make it more attractive, the source of the light shall be fixed through an inbuilt technology along the cash barriers of the cable bridge and the focus of the light is fixed exactly to the ground, which presents light and focus for the pedestrians from sideways.

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