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RuBs at Rail Nilayam to ease traffic congestion

S. Sandeep Kumar
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SCR taking up the project in coordination with GHMC

Works on the underpass in progress at Rail Nilayam on Thursday.
Works on the underpass in progress at Rail Nilayam on Thursday.

The construction of two new Road under Bridges (RuB) at Rail Nilayam to facilitate smooth flow of traffic on Secunderabad-Tarnaka stretch is gaining momentum.

While the RuB at the Allugadda Bavi bridge is likely to be completed by December, the one at Rail Nilayam could be ready by March next, said a spokesperson of the South Central Railway (SCR).

However, the new vents would be put into operation only late next year, since the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has to lay approach roads on either side and also take up other civic works like diversion of a storm water drain.

SCR is taking up the project in coordination with GHMC at a total cost of about Rs. 28 crore of which the latter had already paid Rs.22.5 crore till date based on the progress of the work.

The Secunderabad-Tarnaka stretch is a high traffic zone and the existing four - two each on both RuBs at Chordline and Alugadda Bhavi are unable to take the vehicular load especially during the peak hours. With the road also being widened upto 150 ft, it was imperative that fresh RuBs be taken up.

The first RuB near Rail Nilayam is 12 metres wide and five metres in height, while the second one at Alugadda Bavi is 14 metres wide and five metres in height. Work began more than a year ago and the new RuBs are to be two metres below gradient because of the tracks alignment.

The GHMC on its part has called for tenders for realignment of the storm water drain flowing nearby and the work is expected to cost more than Rs. 1 crore. However, it would not hamper the RuB work, said Engineer-in-Chief R. Dhan Singh.

Once this work is done, the civic body will be taking up road works leading to and from the RuBs, he added.


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