HYDERABAD: Citizens of Malkajgiri, Kapra and Alwal circles have to bear with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as development of alternative roads and widening of existing roads around the AOC Centre in Secunderabad is going be delayed by a few more months.
The GHMC had invited request for proposal two months ago for consultancy services for preparation of detailed project report for improvement of roads in the Secunderabad military area at Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) Centre where the consultant was required to conduct a detailed study of the traffic and its impacts on the surrounding area of the AOC Gate and submit their recommendations. Though five agencies submitted their proposals to take up the works, all have been rejected by GHMC authorities citing lack of their experience. As a result, re-tendering will be held.
GHMC officials said that the five agencies, which participated in the first bid, did not have proper expertise and required manpower. As such, the corporation cancelled them and decided re-tender the work. The last date for submitting bids is September 12.
In view of the restrictions imposed by military officials around AOC Centre, GHMC has proposed to take up improvement of alternate roads, roads with new formation, widening of any existing road around the AOC Centre in Secunderabad.
If AOC closes all the main roads in the Cantonment area, the roads connecting Secunderabad and Alwal with Malkajgiri, Safilguda,Moulali, Neredmet Anandbagh, Sainikpuri, Vayupuri, AS Rao Nagar, ECIL, Cherlapally, Nagaram, Saket, Dammaiguda, Kapra, Yapral, Kowkur, Balaji Nagar and Jawahar Nagar will be affected.
Therefore, there will be need for proposals to connect the affected areas that come under Malkajgiri, Kapra and partially in Alwal circles for smooth flow of traffic, GHMC officials said.
The role of the consultants is to study the existing transport network and identify issues related to traffic network operations, land use changes if road widening is required while estimating future transport and travel demand based on the existing trends. The consultants would have to work upon the present road network in and around the AOC Gate and suggest remedial measures.
Consultants will carry out traffic surveys at the two junctions for three days, 2 days and one weekend at the project intersections for a period of 16 hours in a day on any week day to study the volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and to understand the existing movement patterns, The report has to be submitted to GHMC in about 100 days.