The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has approached the government seeking approvals to take up work on 16 radial roads (RR) running to a total length of about 195 km.

The proposal submitted to the government sought ‘in principle’ approval to utilise available savings under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan agreement including Forex savings, for an approximate cost of Rs.1,500 crore.

The HMDA has identified a total of 33 RRs to provide improved connectivity between existing Inner Ring Road and the Outer Ring Road that is taking shape around the city.

Of this, seven stretches for a length of 53.27 km have already been completed. Costing nearly Rs.341.17 crore, the completed RRs connect the ORR western and southern sectors.

For the rest of the RRs, the works would be grounded soon including three at a cost of Rs.207.51 crore at Jeedimetla, ECIL Crossroads and Nagole Junction scheduled for December.

For two others, at Shaikpet and Radhika Junction, the administrative sanctions were already accorded.

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