The construction of six foot over bridges (FoBs) across Hyderabad has hit a roadblock.
The proposals of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to construct the FoBs at different locations in the twin cities is held up as the proposals, which were sent to the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) for administrative sanction six months ago have not yet been cleared.
Though the general body and standing committee of the GHMC have approved the construction of new six FoBs at Mahaveer Hospital, Koti Hospital, Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Zoo Park, MGBS and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills for hassle free movement of pedestrians without getting caught into accidents.
Speaking to Express, GHMC officials said that the proposals have been sent to MAUD in February for administrative sanction but no orders have been released yet.
It is learnt that MAUD appointed a committee with members from various departments to study the proposals sent by GHMC. MAUD also sought certain information on the budget provided for FoBs in 2013-14 budget. Only after the orders are issued, GHMC would float tenders for commencing the works.
The cost of six FoBs would be around `5.97 crore. Mahaveer Hospital (`35 lakh), Koti Hospital (`96 lakh), Care Hospital(`32 lakh) Zoo Park (`43 lakh), MGBS(`3.53 crore) and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, (`38 lakh).
Ms STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd who prepared the pre-feasibility report informed that the two-way vehicular flow is almost continuous and it is difficult for pedestrian to cross roads.
At some places there are educational, hospital, business centres and bus stations on either side of the road and it has become necessary to have FoBs.
GHMC officials said that due care would be taken to see that pedestrians use them frequently by providing facilities like ATMs and small kiosks, etc.