Hyderabad: A new chapter in Hyderabad’s urban infrastructure begins on 25 September with the opening of the much-awaited cable-stayed bridge across Durgam Cheruvu.

Besides connecting areas of Hitech City and Financial District with other parts of Hyderabad, the iconic structure will help relieve congestion on Road No. 36 of Jubilee Hills and Madhapur.

The 1,740 mm bridge built at a cost of Rs. 150 crores will reduce the distance from Jubilee Hills to Mind Space and Gachibowli by two km.

Durgamcheruvu

“The first cable-stayed bridge of Hyderabad is ready for traffic. It would accordingly reduce the distance between Jubilee Hills and Madhapur. It is equipped with aesthetically pleasing lighting and a first-of-its-kind carriageway lighting. It will also be a major recreational and tourist attraction point. The bridge has a specially-designed footpath,” said a GHMC official.

Even though the total length of both the cable-stayed bridge and the flyover is 2.7 km, a hassle-free corridor of about 6 km has been created from the Road No. 45 junction to Meenakshi Towers, Gachibowli, which is also a part of the major corridor from Punjagutta to Nanakramguda, i.e, IRR to ORR.

Road No. 45 to Mind Space Junction via Durgam Cheruvu forms the channel to provide a traffic conduit between Hitech City, Mind space, Gachibowli to other parts of Hyderabad.

The Durgam Chervvu bridge, which took three years to build, is part of the strategic road development plan taken up at an outlay of about Rs. 29,695 crores to comprehensively solve traffic problems in the twin cities.

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