HYDERABAD: Finally the jinxed link road connecting Begumpet to Balkampet will be opened to public by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday.
The construction of the crucial link road which commenced in October 2007 was finally completed recently.
With the opening of the link road, the distance would be reduced by 2 km for traffic coming from Kukatpally, Balanagar, Fathenagar and Balkampet towards Secunderabad. It reduces traffic congestion on NH-9 from Ameerpet to Sanathnagar/Kukatpally as well as traffic congestion on SP Road from Rajiv Circle and Greenland flyover.
Traffic on Begumpet RoB would be reduced by 20 percent and will serve about 60,000 vehicles per day in future.
It will benefit public of Brahmanwadi, Begumpet, Nature Cure MMTS station, Indira Gandhi Puram, Renuka Nagar. The 4-lane link road was built at a cost of Rs 45 crore and it has a length 1.41 km.
GHMC officials said that the link road was delayed due to stiff resistance from property owners in acquisition of properties, delay in shifting of utilities like electrical towers, HT lines and LT lines, water supply and sewerage lines, delay in grounding and completion of RuB by the railways.
CM to Lay Stone for 396 Houses
Meanwhile the chief minister will also lay a foundation stone on Friday for construction of 396 houses in G+2 pattern in 33 blocks in four packages at IDH Colony and other four slums Ammuguda, Pardhiwada, Bhagat Singh Nagar, Subash Chandra Bose Nagar at an estimated cost of Rs 36.54 crore.
The Telangana government accorded sanction for construction of 396 houses in G+2 pattern with living hall, two bed rooms, kitchen and necessary bath and toilet in 580 sft.
The decision to construct new houses was taken after chief minister personally inspected the dilapidated condition of houses at IDH Colony on September 1.
IDH colony along with four other four slums will be converted into a model housing colony and issue land pattas to the beneficiaries along with social infrastructure like school, vegetable market, community hall and other basic amenities like underground drainage and drinking water supply.
The government will meet the entire cost of the project. The model housing colony layout would be developed by GHMC. Unit cost comes to around Rs 7.90 lakh.