GHMC proposes to beautify Mullakathuva Cheruvu

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will go on a foundation stone laying spree in Greater Hyderabad limits on Sunday.

Published: 21st September 2013 11:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2013 11:48 AM   |  A+A-

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Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will go on a foundation stone laying spree in Greater Hyderabad limits on Sunday.

The projects include Mullakathuva Cheruvu beautification, laying of a link road from Miyapur to Yellamma Banda Road, service road  from KPHB to Hitec City, junction improvement at Kukatpally, widening of the Manjeera pipeline road.

Municipal commissioner MT Krishna Babu, along with officials of GHMC, NHAI, R&B  and public health inspected the foundation sites in the west zone and asked the officials to speed up the works  irrespective of weather condition.

THE LAKE: Officials told Express that GHMC proposed to develop and conserve the Mullakathuva Cheruvu, which is located near the newly- built road overbridge at Hitec City MMTS station on the spinal road from Hitec City to Kukatpally.

The lake’s ecology will be improved at a cost of Rs 3 crore by diverting the sewage and other effluents, removing floating vegetation, preserving the tree growth, planting saplings in the barren areas, peripheral fence etc.

The total area of the lake and open areas surrounding it is 40.5 acres, of which the water spread area is about 17 acres. The  area is picturesque with huge rock formations. It is surrounded by road on two sides, railway line on one and ROB on the other.

The lake will have an entry plaza and parking (Rs 1 crore), walkways (Rs 30 lakh), peripheral fence (Rs 25 lakh), plantation & landscaping (Rs 50 lakh), shelters (Rs 30 lakh), fountains (Rs 25 lakh) and amenities (Rs 40 lakh).

LINK ROAD: Construction of a 4.5-km-long link road from Miyapur to Yelamma Banda Road will cost Rs 1.50 crore. Its work will be taken up after APTransco shifts the electrical transmission lines. The road will be widened from 30 feet to 60 feet to have a four-lane carriageway, central median, side drains and cross drainages.

The new road will be laid parallel to NH-9 from Miyapur to the Narsapur Junction which will ease traffic on this stretch of NH-9. There are several colonies located all along this road and it will be a short route to reach Medak Road via Yellama Banda.

SERVICE ROAD: The GHMC will also lay a service road from KPHB to Hitec City and improve the junction at Kukatpally at a cost of Rs 3.20 crore. The work is entrusted to Nanitha Constructions on tender basis.

The junction improvement is proposed as per a plan prepared by LEA Associates and will include formation of two rotaries, Hitec City MMTS station junction, formation of CC road on service road towards KPHB Phase-IV and below the obligatory span of the Hitec City flyover. The work will be completed in six months.

The service road will help ease the traffic  on  to the MMTS Railway station and also the traffic from Moosapet. In view of completion of ROB over railway track for main spinal road from KPHB to Hitec City at Kukatpally, the traffic on JNTU-Hitec City road will increase considerably which necessitates junction improvement.

The GHMC will also take up the widening of the road from HUDA Colony in Chandanagar to the Hafeezpet flyover (2.4 km) at a cost of Rs 16.43 crore. The work is entrusted to  RK Infra Projects Ltd on tender basis through EPC system. The road will be widened from 20 feet to 80 feet and will have a four-lane carriageway, footpath, cross drainage and side drains. It will be completed in 12 months.

After widening, this road will become parallel to NH-9 from Hafeezpet to HUDA Colony and reduces traffic congestion on this stretch of NH-9.

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