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Kiran hopes for bridge ‘breather’

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Will traffic woes end?:The newly-inaugurated road-over-bridge at Lakdikapul on Friday.— Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
Will traffic woes end?:The newly-inaugurated road-over-bridge at Lakdikapul on Friday.— Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday inaugurated the long awaited new parallel road-over-bridge at Lakdikapul and hoped that the Rs.24.75-crore facility would offer a solution to the decades old traffic problem at this junction.

Recalling his college days, Mr. Reddy said, “This junction was prone to traffic jams even at that time. The new facility will give the much-needed breather to the motorists”.

The ongoing projects like Hyderabad Metro Rail and Outer Ring Road, along with widening of major roads in the city, would solve the traffic problems in the capital, he pointed out.

Labour Minister Danam Nagender, Major Industries Minister J. Geeta Reddy, Mayor Mohammad Majid Hussain and GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu, among others, participated in the inauguration.

Open from today

The bridge, however, was not thrown open for the public immediately. The task of placing dividers from the end of new bridge till Ayodhya junction would be taken up during the night and the bridge would be open for traffic from Saturday morning, DCP (Traffic) P.V.S. Rama Krishna said. The new traffic scheme would also be come into effect from tomorrow, he said. “We have already placed road signages explaining the changes in the traffic scheme and the remaining infrastructural modifications will be completed tonight,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Markfed Headquarters building at Jambagh. The government was implementing a slew of welfare measures - like interest waivers, input subsidies, interest free loans, farm mechanisation programmes, Indira Jala Prabha , seed and fertilizer subsidies and ‘Sagu Raitu Rakshana Hastham’ scheme for the benefit of farmers, he said while interacting with Markfed employees.

Mr. Reddy also inaugurated the swanky Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) office building at MLA Colony. The building was constructed at a cost of Rs. 14.12 crore and was built on an area of 5,772 sq yards.

CM hopes the

Rs. 24.75-crore facility will solve the decades old traffic problem


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