Hyderabad Metro to undertake road restoration, to prevent waterlogging


To ease the traffic problems and provide relief to road users, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd has announced that it will take up road restoration works, in all the three metro rail corridors at a cost of Rs 20 crore

According to a release from Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL), tenders have been floated for road restoration work, in various stretches that were badly damaged due to the recent heavy rains in the city. The tenders are due for opening on October 15 for BT (bituminous) and other road works.

The roads, which were badly damaged include:

  • LB Nagar-Dilsukhnagar-Chaderghat; Rangmahal Jn-Nampally-Khairatabad; Punjagutta-SR Nagar-Kukatpally stretches of Metro corridor-1.
  • Different stretches between Secunderabad-Musheerabad-RTC X Road-Badichowdi and Putlibowli Jn in corridor-2.
  • Secunderabad-Begumpet; Road No 5 and Road No 36 of Jubilee Hills in corridor-3.

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In locations that are prone to frequent waterlogging, like Khairatabad Junction, Peddamma Gudi, Madhapur station, etc., on Road No 36, road restoration works are being done with paver blocks as a long term solution, HMRL managing director, NVS Reddy said. Several European cities and Mumbai, which experience heavy rainfall, have extensively used paver blocks as a long term solution in road stretches prone to waterlogging, he said adding, “This paver block work, which has already started at Khairatabad near Rajiv Gandhi statue, would be replicated in other low-lying and water stagnation areas of the metro corridors.”

BT works in various road stretches, will be started in about ten days and completed in a month’s time. In addition, NH authorities will take up road restoration works between Miyapur and Kukatpally and L&TMRHL will undertake road repair works at Oliphanta, Greenlands, Ameerpet, Yousufguda, etc., the release added.

 

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