Hyderabad: Telangana government’s efforts towards seamless travel in Hyderabad continue to fructify. Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K.T. Rama Rao along with Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav inaugurated ‘Nayini Narsimha Reddy Steel Bridge’ on Saturday. The length of the Steel Bridge from Indira Park to VST is 2.62 km, of which the elevated corridor is 2.436 km.
The steel flyover, the first of its kind in the city, was built by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) under the Telangana government’s flagship program – Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). Built at a cost of Rs 450 crores, the entire flyover is made of steel. For the very first time, a flyover was undertaken over a metro line.
On the directions of CM K. Chandrashekar Rao, the steel bridge was named after the Late Nayini Narasimha Reddy, the first Home Minister of Telangana. The steel bridge will facilitate conflict-free traffic movement from Indira Park to Vidyanagar Jn. avoiding at least four junctions viz., NTR Stadium Junction, Ashoknagar Junction, RTC X Roads Junction and VST Junction.
Minister KTR said that the Nayini Narsimha Reddy Steel Bridge is the 36th project under SRDP. Apart from flyovers, other projects under SRDP include underpasses, bridges, and grade separators. The Minister said that the steel bridge solves the decades-old problem of traffic snarls at Ashok Nagar Chowrastha, Ramnagar Chowrasta, Azamabad, VST crossroads and Vidyanagar.
Speaking after the inauguration, the MA&UD Minister emphasized that for a city to become a global hub, it must attract industries, create jobs, build infrastructure, and address societal needs. This approach will boost revenue for the State.KTR highlighted Hyderabad’s transformation, including the addition of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Statue, Telangana State Secretariat, and Martyrs Memorial. He added that areas like Tank Bund and Necklace Road were rejuvenated, and future plans include upgrading Lower and Upper Tank Bund, as well as Indira Park to international standards, ensuring Hyderabad’s growth as a global city. (INN)