T.Lalith Singh

Work on flyover throws traffic out of gear

HMDA officials claim that flyover will ease traffic congestion around Cyber Tower and Shilparamam

Flyover is expected to be completed before the year-end

HYDERABAD: Traffic around the Cyber Tower and Shilparamam has been completely thrown out of gear with the progress of work on the flyover taken up here by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA). The facility proposed as a panacea for the increasing conflict in the vehicular movement at the Cyber Tower junction is expected to be completed in about six months time.

However, with the flyover work taken up at the junction point, the traffic has been diverted in all directions forcing vehicles to take a long detour and ending up in snarls.

In chaos

Few days ago, two and four-wheelers coming from Kondapur direction have been diverted for a longer detour towards the spinal road and given the movement of cabs ferrying I-T and ITES staff in the morning and evening hours, traffic is ending up in utter chaos.

Since the traffic volume is heavy from all sides including from Kukatpally side via Spinal Road and from Jubilee Hills via Kavuri Hills apart from Kondapur, the junction in last two years has virtually turned into a nightmare for those in the driving seat.

HMDA officials claim that the flyover once ready will ease the traffic congestion by offering a smooth ride between Spinal Road and the I-T zone and thereby also reduce the conflict for those driving between Madhapur and Kondapur. Work on the flyover main section and setting up piers, 16 piers have been completed already, and spans were on and the project would be completed before the year-end, they say.

Underpass

Apart from the flyover, the project also envisages an underpass but work on the same is yet to take off because a section of the proposed Metro Rail touches this point. The HMDA however is also exploring the possibility of designing the underpass and start work with provision to accommodate the Metro Rail when work on it is started.