KTR inaugurates interchange developed on Outer Ring Road at Narsingi

KTR said the newly launched facility would make it easier for commuters to reach their destinations via Outer Ring Road

KTR inaugurates interchange developed on Outer Ring Road at Narsingi

HYDERABAD: Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Information Technology, and Industries KT Rama Rao inaugurated the Narsingi junction (entry and exit ramp of ORR) on Saturday.

Following the inauguration of the new facility in Narsingi, KTR said that the newly launched facility would be the 20th interchange on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), making it easier for commuters from Narsingi, Manchirevula, Gandipet areas, as well as Langar Houze and Shankar Palli areas, to reach their destinations via ORR. Another interchange would be ready by the end of July, serving Shambipur and Mallampeta in the Quthbullapur constituency. He said that as a result of this, ORR vehicle users would have access to a total of 21 interchanges.

The municipal minister said that several people expressed their concerns about traffic flow on the ORR when the project was initially taken up. At present, the ORR had become an asset to Hyderabad's rapid growth. Recently, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, while on his visit to Kolluru and Kondakal, instructed ministers to expand the service roads between Narsingi and Kolluru, further considering the demand and to meet the traffic needs of the vehicle users. Works in this regard were progressing at a brisk pace, he said.

KTR said that, in response to a request from MP G Ranjit Reddy, the Telangana Chief Minister recently approved increasing the speed limit on ORR to 120 km from the current 100 km, since the road engineering was designed for vehicle users to travel at a speed of 120 km on ORR. Similarly, Rs 50. crore were approved for development works in the Rajendra Nagar constituency, he said.

The minister said that the completion of the airport express metro rail connection connecting Shamshabad Airport and Raidurg would lead to significant improvements in the constituency over the next two and a half years.

KTR said that the foundation stone for the construction of 14 new bridges on the Musi River belt, which passed through the Ranga Reddy district, would be laid. Five of the total were in the tender stage, and tenders for the remaining nine would be expedited as soon as possible.

KTR said the foundation stone would be laid for the construction of 14 new bridges on the Musi River belt, which ran through the Ranga Reddy district, when speaking about the welfare projects to be undertaken on the Musi River belt.

"It was unfortunate that the Musi beautification project in Hyderabad was stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking into all options for two Musi River development projects. To alleviate traffic congestion in Hyderabad, plans are in the works to build a 55-kilometer-long motorway on the Musi River between Narsingi and Nagole at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore. The State Government is committed to starting the proposed projects as soon as possible," KTR said.

The minister said that there was an urgent need to expand the metro rail to other sections of Hyderabad for the public's convenience. Currently, the city's metro train network spans 75 kilometers. Another 31 km of metro rail network is being built to Shamshabad Airport. Plans were underway to develop a new metro rail link between BHEL and Maheshwaram in accordance with the Chief Minister's directives, he said.

Hyderabad would be the first city with fully operational sewage systems by September

KTR said that Hyderabad would be the first metropolitan city in India to have fully operational sewage facilities by September, unlike Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. Around Rs 3,866 crore were spent on constructing 1200 MLD-capacity sewage treatment plants in the city. One of them, constructed at Kokapet, would be inaugurated on Saturday. Remaining sewage treatment plants developed in various parts of the city would also be inaugurated in July and August in a phased manner, he said.

"A policy will be brought in soon, where water treated at the sewage treatment plants should be utilised in the construction activities by the builders. Besides that, the treated water will also be utilised by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) for maintaining the greenery landscapes on ORR and public parks in Hyderabad," KTR said.

KTR seeks transfer of defence lands

The municipal minister said that an appeal was made to the Union Defence Minister to give cantonment lands in Secunderabad for the construction of proposed skyways in Hyderabad and to complete the construction of the skywalk project near Mehdipatnam during his recent visit to New Delhi. "We are requesting the Central Government to give the defence lands to the State for taking up various development activities in rapidly progressing Hyderabad. An announcement in this regard, should be made by the Centre ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the capital of Telangana during this month," the minister said.

KTR said a land-to-land plan was explored with the Centre. He said that the State Government was willing to transfer the Centre 500 acres of property in Shamirpet in exchange for 150 acres of defensive land from the Centre.

Hyderabad's first solar-roof cycling track to be inaugurated on August 15

In a first-of-its-kind country, the 23-km-long cycle track with a solar roof developed between Nanakramguda and TSPA Circle and Narsingi and Kollur would be inaugurated on August 15, KTR said.

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