KHAMMAM:In order to keep a check on the growing traffic snarls in the town, the Khammam municipal corporation (KMC), in association with the Roads and Buildings department, has initiated several measures.
As a part of this project, 17 major roads that carry the most of the traffic in town will be developed. The roads include Wyra road, Bypass road, Zilla Parishad to Bonkal road, Railway station road and Kaman Bazaar to Dwamsalapuram. The entire project is said to cost Rs 5 crore.
“We have also sent proposals for the development of another 35 roads, with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore,” said R&B SE P Satish.
Meanwhile, the KMC engineering authorities have decided to increase the height of the existing dividers to three feet. They are also planning to set up a central lighting system at eight important junctions like Sri Sri Junction, NTR junction, Kalvavoddu, Bus station and four others.
It may be worth mentioning here that the officials have already proposed to construct a 40-km long Outer Ring Road (ORR) that will pass through 14 villages in four mandals that surround Khammam town, with an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
But the state government is yet to give a clearance for the ORR. Officials express confidence that the ORR will certainly decrease the traffic density on the roads. On the other hand, the KMC officials are all set to take up ‘wall painting project’ that will cover all main roads in the town including Wyra road and bus depot road. These paintings, which will be drawn by local artists, and will portray public service messages about the need of sanitation, importance of women education and empowerment, preservation of environment and Telangana culture.
Khammam municipal commissioner G Venu Gopal Reddy said that apart from these there are many other development projects that are in the pipeline and will be implemented in a phased manner.