To ease the traffic problems and provide relief to road users, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) is taking up road restoration works in all the three Metro Rail corridors at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
According to a release from HMRL, tenders have been floated in this regard which are due for opening on October 15 for BT and other road works in various stretches, which were badly damaged due to the recent heavy rains in the city.
The roads, which were badly damaged include, LB Nagar-Dilsukhnagar-Chaderghat; Rangmahal Jn-Nampally- Khairatabad; Punjagutta-SR Nagar-Kukatpally stretches of Metro corridor-I; Secunderabad-Begumpet; Road No.5 and Road No.36 of Jubilee Hills in corridor-III and in different stretches between Secunderabad-Musheerabad-RTC X road-Badichowdi and Putlibowli Jn in corridor-II.
In locations which are prone to frequent water logging 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 for water logging, 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," he said.
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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