Highways in Telangana Set to be Expanded

Published: 31st October 2015 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2015 06:19 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  The National Highways in Telangana are set to be expanded with the addition of another 1,400 km across the State. Along with this, the existing state highways will also be expanded, roads and buildings minister Tummala Nageswara Rao has said.

Speaking at a workshop at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) here on Friday, the minister said many other projects to strengthen the roads and bridges in the state are underway.

The traffic in Hyderabad city has been registering continuous growth over the past few years. As a solution to ever increasing traffic woes, the government is planning to construct sky-ways in Hyderabad to ensure signal-free roads in the city, the minister said. Apart from this, there is also a proposal to renovate busiest roads across the state. The government has decided to spend around Rs 10,000 crore for renovation of roads, he added.

The state government had earlier requested Centre for its support to complete these projects. Union minister for shipping, road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has responded positively to the requests by the state government and assured to provide support, Tummala said.


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