HYDERABAD: A private consultancy firm tasked with a feasibilty study of 10 Foot Over Bridges, has found that only five are feasible.The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had appointed IIDC Limited as consultants to conduct feasibility studies for construction of FoBs at important places with high traffic density.
The IIDC took up traffic surveys, topographic surveys and soil investigations for 10 FoBs and submitted a report. It found that three FoBs at Tank Bund, Santosh cinema and Chermas in Abids were not feasible as they were in the path of Centralised Ganesh immersion procession.
The team suggested subways at the location. The FoB near Yashoda Hospital in Somajiguda would disrupt underground utilities at the proposed landing place.
The five FoBs found feasible include one near the Greenlands Guest House (Rs 85 lakh), Care Hospital, Road.No.1, Banjara Hills (Rs 85-86 lakh), Mahaveer Hospital-JNFAU, Masab Tank (Rs 89-90 lakh), Sarojini Devi Eye Hopsital, Mehdipatnam (`89-90 lakh) and 9MT Battery Gate Near Tippu Khan Bridge, Langer Houz (`95-96 lakh). GHMC will invite tenders shortly.
The feasibilty study was done following traffic congestion and high accident rates in the city. Even Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Hyderabad and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Cyberabad had written letters to the GHMC to build over 50 FoBs in Hyderabad and Cyberabad respectively.