With the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy giving a green signal for the remaining 16 radial roads, stretching to a total 195 kms, for improving connectivity to the Outer Ring Road (ORR) from various parts of the city, the HMDA has decided to speed up the project by taking up the issue with the finance department for release of funds.
The balance of 16 radial roads requires an amount of `1,500 crore for which the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited has submitted proposals to the state government through Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to accord necessary ‘in principle’ approval for utilising the available savings under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Loan agreement, including Forex Savings.
HMDA officials told the Express that out of the total 33 RRs (390 kms) connecting IRR to ORR, the HMDA has completed seven roads for a length of 53.72 km with an estimated cost of `341.17 crore. Five were already widened and improved.
For another three RRs (RR-11, 16 and 22) works commenced in January this year for a length of 33.50 kms at a cost of `207.51 crore. Another two RR-5 and 15 for a length of 20.95 kms, worth `80 crore is in advanced stages of procurement. The balance of 16 roads with a length of 195 kms are pending due to sanction related issues.
The 16 RRs includes - (1) RR-6 from Nanal nagar junction to HCU Depot. (2) RR-7 Panjagutta on IRR (Tellapur)to Edulanagulapally at ORR. (3)RR-8 Moosapet to BHEL Jn (IRR Jn on NH-9), (4) RR-10 Paradise junction-I (Bowenpally junction) to Godrej ‘Y’(Junction, (5) RR-13 Cantonment Junction (Secunderabad) to Old Alwal, (6) RR-14 Patny Junction to Shameerpet at ORR, (7) RR-17 Habsiguda to Bogarum junction at ORR, (8) RR-18 Survey of India to Madipally On NH 202 (RR 19), (9)RR-20 Nagole Bridge to Singaram at ORR. (10) RR-21 Nagole Bridge to Gourelly at ORR, (11)RR-23 Mansoorabad to Thattiannavaram X Road at RR 22, (12)RR-26 Kanchan Bagh, Karmanghat Jn-Mandamallam function hall junction) to Nadargul(Achbatla) at ORR, (13) RR-27 Midhani Junction to Pahadisherif on RR 28, (14) RR-30 HCU Depot to Vattinagulapally at ORR, (15) RR-31 Taranagar (Chandanagar) to Davaraguda at ORR and (16) RR-32 Nizampet X Road to Near to Kazipalle at ORR.
The cash-strapped HMDA could only develop a dozen roads out of the proposed 33 radial roads by December 2010, the deadline for completion of all the roads. Due to non availability of funds, the proposed RRs could not be completed on time. The HMDA officials said that the radial roads, some of which are presently as narrow as 30 feet at several places, were identified after a traffic study. The road development plan includes widening, construction of footpath, median, and beautification works.
Earlier, the Centre had said that such roads are not included in the priority list JNNURM.