5 More Foot-over-bridges to Come Up in City

Published: 07th September 2015 07:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th September 2015 07:25 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) proposes to construct five more foot over-bridges (FOBs) soon at important places in the city where there is heavy movement of pedestrians and motorists.

These will come up at National Police Academy, Shamshabad Bus Stop, IS Sadan at Santosh Nagar, Zoo Park near Bahadarpura, and Muffakam Jah Engineering College in Banjara Hills.

These five FoBs, planned as part of the second-phase programme, will cost around Rs 4.04 crore. The work orders to the selected agency will be issued by GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar in a day or two.       

In the first phase, five FOBs have been planned. Work on the foundations at 9MT Battery Gate near Tippu Khan Bridge in Langer Houz and at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Mehdipatnam started a few days ago while work on the FoBs at Greenlands Guest House, Mahaveer Hospital-JNAFAU Masab Tank and Care Hospital on Road No 1, Banjara Hills will begin soon after the overhead power (LT) lines and other utilities are shifted to alternative places.      

The GHMC has decided to build these FOBs after conducting an intensive survey in collaboration with IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (IIDC) on the traffic density at these places where an increasing number of accidents are taking place and several lives being lost.

The commissionerates of Hyderabad and Cyberabad have urged the GHMC to build more FoBs.

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