Amid lockdown, the municipal authorities in the Telangana capital are making most to complete the construction of roads and flyovers or repair and re-carpet damaged stretches and lay the water and sewerage pipelines.
Immediately after lockdown came into effect, Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao sensed an opportunity to speed up and complete the pending road and flyover works including some key components of the prestigious Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) which aimed at decongesting the city. The municipal authorities have made good use of nearly 25 days of lockdown period so far to execute works including redesigning and repair in key stretches, considered as bottlenecks in free flow of vehicular movement, especially in and around IT clusters.
As part of ₹23,000Cr SRDP, the government plans to develop 54 junctions, 111 km elevated corridors/skyways and underpasses. Under the first two phases, works worth ₹5,335Cr were taken up. The authorities have already executed works including three underpasses and five flyovers at a cost of ₹2,982Cr in the first phase. The works under the second phase are currently being executed.