Link roads ease traffic congestion in Hyderabad
The West Zone has seen a development of 24.30 km of link roads and this has helped reduce the traffic burden in the IT corridor.
Hyderabad Road Development Corporation
HYDERABAD: A growth in population is bound to bring many challenges. The biggest of them all is traffic and its regulation. Keeping this in view, the Telangana State Government has bet big on the construction, re construction and maintenance of roads and link roads.
The Hyderabad Road Development Corporation (HRDCL) has taken up the construction of link roads at a cost of Rs.2,140 crores and is completing them in a phased manner.
The West Zone has seen a development of 24.30 km of link roads and this has helped reduce the traffic burden in the IT corridor. In the core of the city, development works on roads costing Rs. 207.26 cr have been taken up and officials say 70% of the work has been completed.
Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao has emphasized on the need to build link roads apart from the construction of flyovers. The link roads cost one-third or one-fifth of the cost of a flyover.
One such prominent link road is the Khajaguda link road, a four-lane bi-directional road built at a cost of Rs.19.51 crores. It was constructed by HRDCL during the Covid lockdown and took just 6 months to cover a distance of 1.4 km. This has helped regulate traffic flow into Nanakramguda in the evening hours.
The third-phase of the work is now being taken up in a phased manner at a cost of Rs.1,500 cr. This will cover a distance of 120 km. Understanding that traffic flow in the core city is majorly restricted due to lack of link roads, the government has decided to exercise caution with the suburbs.
The third-phase will have 5 packages: