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Hyderabad: Wait for one more year to ride on Shaikpet flyover

It is proposed to clear traffic congestion on stretch towards Cyberabad as a 6 lane-two-way flyover covering Film Nagar, Shaikpet and Whisper Valley junctions

The 6-lane-two-way flyover was proposed in 2017 and work commenced in April 2018 but only 22 per cent of construction has been completed so far

Shaikpet: Commuters need to wait for one more year to get rid of traffic congestion on Shaikpet stretch towards Cyberabad as the construction of 6 lane-two way flyover covering Film Nagar Junction, Shaikpet Junction and Whisper Valley Junctions is delayed for a year. Religious structures on either sides of the stretch from Shaikpet to Whisper Valley Junction is causing a bottleneck.

The 6-lane-two-way flyover was proposed in 2017 and work commenced in April 2018 but only 22 per cent of construction has been completed so far.

The Film Nagar Junction, Shaikpet Junction and Whisper Valley Junctions are the major once with heavy traffic and also roads on these junctions are closely packed with several structures on either sides of roads. This busy old Mumbai Highway is the major link road to Cyberabad, Hi-Tec City and IT Corridor and people who commute through these junction experiences extreme traffic especially during peak office hours.

Dharmendra, Deputy Engineer, GHMC- Kondapur, said, "Considering the issue of techies travelling to Cyberabad through Old Mumbai Highway crossing traffic prone junctions such as 7 Tombs Junction, Film Nagar Junction, OU Colony Junction and Whisper Valley Junction.

"GHMC is constructing 6 lane-two-way flyover with a length of 2.8 km crossing all these flyovers with an estimated budget of Rs 333.55 crore. The project commenced in April 2018, and so far completed we only 22% of construction as the road widening works are affected due to religious structures on either side of the roads turned problematic for demolition. Once the demolition and road widening works are completed, we shall try finishing the project in a year." Flyover starts from Tolichowki and ends at Malkam Cheruvu in Kajaguda said to be kind of express highway, where commuters from Mehedipatnam to Express Highway can reduce travel time of 5 to 10 minutes through cutting down the 5-7 kms distance to 3 kms. Apart from easing traffic movement in the IT corridor, the flyover will also serve commuters travelling from Mehdipatnam.

Status of the project

• Road widening works are in progress

• Foundations laid for 47 pillars out of 73

• Total Foundations 73

• Excavation completed 47

• PCC completed 47

• Foundation completed 47

• Pier first lift completed 47

• Pier final lift completed 47

• Pier caps casted 31

• Pier caps erected 22

• PSC Girders casted 171

• PSC Girders erected 134

26 foundations are held up: at Kapoor property (A1 to P13); OU Colony Junction (P33, P45-P46, P48); Whisper Valley junction to Sweet Magic (P52-P55,P58-P60,P71 and A2)

WHAT BENEFITS WOULD ACCRUE

• Travel time and fuel would be saved commuting

Intermediate Ring Road of Rethibowli to Gachibowli.

• Techies can travel to Cyberabad on one road short express highway.

• Presents relief to traffic from core areas to IT hub i.e.,

Hi-Tec City and Financial District.

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