HYDERABAD: With Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) intending to develop few corridors as Conflict-free Corridors (CFCs) for improving overall traffic mobility, substantially increasing the speed of long distance traffic without any accidents and to reduce traffic congestion invited consultancy services for preparation of a feasibility report for comprehensive development of six corridors as CFCs.
In the first phase, GHMC proposed six major roads as CFCs that include NFCL-Masab Tank-Mehidipatnam-Rethibowli-Gachibowli Outer Ring Road (ORR)-Kothaguda-Allwyn Crossroads, Miyapur (22 km). Allwyn crossroads Miyapur-BHEL-Patancheru (13 km).
Kothaguda Junction-Hitec City- Madhapur-Road No 36-Jubilee Hills Check-post (9 km), Habsiguda-Nacharam-Mallapur-NFC-ECIL (9 km), LB Nagar-Owaisi Hospital-Chandrayangutta-Aramgarh (15 km) and Aramgarh-Bahadurpura-Muslimjung Bridge (10 km).
The CFCs are being taken up by GHMC as per the instructions of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who is keen on reducing traffic snarls and provide relief to the motorists.
The existing major road network in Hyderabad has numerous problems associated with inadequate carriageway width, improper drainage facilities, inadequate pedestrian facilities like footpaths, improper traffic management, lack of efficient mass transport system etc, leading to increase in pressure on existing road network. Consultants have to submit their bids before April 20.
Keeping this in view, GHMC has proposed to develop six corridors as CFCs to improve the overall traffic mobility, increase speed of long distance traffic without occurrence of accidents and also to reduce traffic congestion on these corridors. GHMC to undertake technical and scientific study of CFCs to assess the adequacy of the structural strength of existing road and to take up the necessary strengthening and improvement measures to cope up for the future traffic demand.
GHMC officials told Express that Preliminary Project Report with EPC document would be prepared for structures, interchanges along the road and for road portion, corridor improvement or at grade improvements.
The main objective of the study is to have comprehensive corridor development including widening of corridor to cater to future traffic demand wherever possible in open areas.
To identify major junctions and congested corridors causing conflicts and enormous delays and provide suitable grade separation scheme including elevated corridors, flyovers, underpasses and interchanges etc, to provide uninterrupted traffic flow along the major highway corridors.
Integration with other ongoing projects such as Metro Rail, MMTS, BRTS, as per the CTS Master Plan and to work out cost effective solution with innovative and state-of-the-art construction technologies which aims at fastest implementation methodology with the least interruption to the traffic during construction.
The scope of services to be rendered by consultants are traffic and transportation studies which include data collection and analysis. Traffic projection for next 10, 15, 20 years and fixing number of traffic lanes. Topographical survey and preparation of alignment plan showing existing road lines, proposed road widening, various utility services including underground utilities,trees, structures etc.
Preparation of plan, sub-grade soil testing and soil classification, geotechnical investigation for structures. Geometric design and pavement design as per IRC guidelines.
New surface drainage provision have to be made where no system is in place. Suitable ducting system including longitudinal and transverse ducts have to be designed as per relevant codes to accommodate underground utilities for future needs and to avoid road cuttings, design and selection of road signages, road furniture and road markings etc.