The 11.6 km elevated corridor, considered as the longest flyover in India connecting the state capital to the new airport, is expected to be thrown open for vehicular traffic by Diwali.

The Rs-600 crore expressway, which passes through various congested routes, would provide faster and hassle-free travel to new Shamshabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is 27 km away from the city.

“The four-lane divided carriage way with length of 11.6 km is built with state-of-the-art innovative technology by adopting segmental type post tensioned construction of super structure,” Minister for Municipal Administration, Anam Ramnarayan Reddy told reporters.

The trial runs are being carry out on the flyover before its inauguration by the Chief Minister K Rosaiah next week.

The flyover, which has been constructed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, will be named after late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao.

The actual cost of the flyover is estimated to be Rs 439 crore while Rs 161 crore spent in acquiring lands for shifting of utilities, HMDA Commissioner Jawahar Reddy said.