In a boon for scores of harried travellers between Kukatpally and Madhapur, the long-pending Road over Bridge (RoB) near the Hitec City MMTS station has finally been thrown open for traffic.
The Rs.68.68 crore facility was declared open on Saturday morning by Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Sarve Satyanarayana and Minister for Municipal Administration M. Maheedhar Reddy. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy who was originally scheduled to inaugurate the RoB failed to turn up. Estimates of the HMDA say around 1 lakh vehicles use the spinal road every day and the RoB would offer a smooth connectivity.
“So far commuters have been using the narrow vent which created a lot of congestion. The new facility will ensure smooth passage and reduce travel time,” said an official.
The work on the 910-metre long stretch commenced in 2007 but the progress was delayed due to various reasons.