Gachibowli Flyover, Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Friday inaugurated the Rs 466 crore Shilpa Layout flyover at Gachibowli, built under the Strategic Highway Development Program (SRDP). The 2.81 km long flyover is the second longest four-lane bi-directional flyover in the city and connects Shilpa Layout with ORR near Gachibowli Junction.
This is expected to reduce traffic congestion at the junction, provide better connectivity between Hitech City, Hyderabad Knowledge City and the financial district, as well as provide direct connectivity to the airport.
Speaking on the occasion, Rama Rao told SRDP Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to develop world-class infrastructure in Hyderabad, which is rapidly emerging as a global city. He said that the Chief Minister has issued instructions to the Department of Finance to release Rs 200 crore for the expansion of MMTS services in the city.
Rama Rao said that the CM entrusted the responsibility of implementing the `8,000 crore SRDP to the GHMC and the Ministry of Municipal Administration and Urban Development.
“We have started 48 programs under the SRDP, of which 33 have been completed in just eight years. We will complete the remaining works soon and start the works on Phase II of the SRDP at a cost of Rs 3.5 billion.”
Stating that the TRS government has addressed the situation of electricity, drinking water, roads and law and order, Rama Rao said that the next priority is to improve the drainage system.
Infrastructure problems still persist as Hyderabad is rapidly expanding everywhere. Rama Rao said that due to the covid-induced financial crisis and the lack of cooperation from the central government, the infrastructure development work in the city could not be completed as quickly as it should have been.
He said that in order to improve public transportation, the government has decided to start the second phase of the railway metro project. “We are in talks with the Fund Center. Even if the Center does not cooperate, the Telangana government will build 63 km of metro from BHEL to Lakdikapul (26 km), LB Nagar to Nagole (5 km) and Mindspace to RGIA airport (36 km) with its own funds. the second phase
He said the Shilpa Layout flyover Gachibowli Flyover would provide 50 percent traffic relief at Gachibowli Junction and the remaining 25 percent could be achieved once the Kondapur flyover is completed in 10 months. Rama Rao said the Kothaguda flyover would open in the first week of January.
serving as a key connection between the suburbs and the city center. The flyover is a multi-lane bridge that spans over a length of about 1.5 kilometers and is designed to alleviate traffic congestion in the area. It is an important landmark in the city and is known for its distinctive design and engineering. If you’re planning to visit or travel through Gachibowli, the flyover is an important route to be aware of.