They are necessitated because of traffic jams occurring frequently in these two stretches

HYDERABAD: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner and Special Officer C.V.S.K. Sarma on Friday gave administrative sanction to the long-awaited road over bridges (ROBs) at Kandigal Gate and Uppuguda.

While Kandigal gate ROB was estimated to cost Rs. 23 crore, Uppuguda was likely to cost Rs. 18 crore.

The estimates included the cost of construction of the two structures and also land acquisition, said Chief Engineer Dhan Singh.

In both the stretches there could be up to 120 properties to be acquired by the GHMC.

Both the ROBs would be more or less of the uniform length of 800 metres and two- laners.

They would have 7.5 metres of carriageway with 1.5 metre footpaths on either side.

Service roads would be of 5.5 metres beside the ROBs.

These new bridges would be crossing over the railway line in the old city connecting Lal Darwaza to Chandrayanagutta and its environs.

SCR share

The ROBs were necessitated because of traffic jams occurring frequently in these two stretches and public representatives of the old city had been demanding them for the last few years.

The Chief Engineer said the South Central Railway (SCR) would be sharing half the construction cost for the bridge minus the cost of acquiring properties.

The railways had already cleared the plans submitted to them but a formal clearance was expected to be come pretty soon.

The railways would be having its own contractor to build the portions crossing its lines while the ramp portion and rest of the 800-metre bridges would be taken up by the civic body’s contractor.

Mr. Singh said the ROBs could be ready within a year-and-a-half of awarding of the contract and once land acquisition was done.

The tender process could take up to two months.