KTR announces Rs 200 cr for MMTS, vows to expand Metro Rail

KTR inaugurated the first-phase flyover of Shilpa Layout, built at a cost of Rs 250 crore, the bridge connects the IT Corridor with the outer ring road (ORR)


HYDERABAD: Telangana Minister for Information and Technology K T Rama Rao inaugurated the first-phase flyover of Shilpa Layout on Friday. Built at a cost of Rs 250 crore, the bridge connects the IT Corridor with the outer ring road (ORR).

Speaking on the occasion, KTR said that the SRDP project was the vision of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) for the all-round development of Hyderabad city. "Out of the 48 projects that have been undertaken, 33 projects were successfully completed in six years," said the Minister.

KTR said, "No city, be it Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, has better infrastructure as compared to that of Hyderabad." He added that, owing to rapid urbanisation, the government was also planning to undertake SRDP phase-two projects with a budget of 3,500 crores. "The ongoing SRDP projects have been undertaken with a budget of 8,000 crore," added the Minister.

The Minister, who also holds the Urban Development portfolio, said that the government had planned to repair the main roads in the city, often damaged due to heavy rains, under the Comprehensive Road Maintenance Programme (CRMP). "We have also planned to develop link roads to ease the traffic congestion in the city," he said. KTR has also announced Rs 200 crore towards the development of MMTS and promised to work on the phase-two metro works.

The Shilpa Layout flyover project is the 17th completed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipality Corporation (GHMC) in the last six years under the Strategic Road Development Program (SRDP).

The bridge was constructed with the intention to ease traffic congestion and improve road connectivity. The four-lane bidirectional flyover from Shilpa Layout to ORR near the Gachibowli junction will provide better connectivity between Hitech City, HKC and Financial District. This is reportedly the second-largest flyover in Hyderabad with 956 meters in length and 16 meters in width.

Telangana Minister for Education Sabitha Indra Reddy and Hyderabad Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaksmi were present on the occasion among other dignitaries.

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