The Shilpa Layout-ORR flyover is a technical feat

Published: Updated – 11:07 PM, Thu – May 5, 22

Currently, all the foundations of the Shilpa Layout flyover have been raised and the fabrication of most of the steel piles has been completed. — Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: The Shilpa Layout four-lane two-way flyover at the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Gachibowli Junction, known for having one of the longest ranges of any flyover in the state capital, is scheduled to open in August this year.

This flyover, already called an engineering feat by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), with some flyover spans being installed approximately 18 meters above the ground and placed on top of the existing Gachibowli Crossroad flyover, also promises to reduce traffic congestion at any given time. of the city’s busiest intersections.

The flyover has two twin steel girders, one of which is the longest span installed to date on any flyover built under the state government’s ambitious Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), said a GHMC official.

Currently, all flyover foundations have been raised and fabrication of most of the steel piers has been completed. “Most of the overflight work is complete. The likely completion date is mid-August,” the official said.

The main objective of the 823 meter long and 16.60 meter wide flyover is to improve connectivity between Shilpa Layout and ORR. On Shilpa Layout Road, the peak hour traffic in 2020 was 1,464 Passenger Car Units (PCU) per hour and the forecast peak hour traffic in 2040 is 5,194 PCU per hour.

another project

In addition to this, another six-lane two-way flyover towards the Kondapur side towards ORR at the second level crossing, Gachibowli Junction is under construction. The expected completion date for this project is December 2023. This flyover will be 816 meters long and 24 meters wide. The estimated contract value of the two projects is Rs 313.52 crore and the benefits of the two projects include reduced traffic at Gachibowli Junction and better connectivity between HiTec City and the financial district. These overflights will also facilitate traffic towards the buildings of the Meenakshi group.

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