Hyderabad: The city’s infrastructure to international standards, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao announced plans for the further development of Hussain Sagar and PVNR Marg.
During the inauguration of the newly constructed Steel bridge at Indira Park, named after former Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy, Rama Rao highlighted the city’s commitment to modernization. The steel bridge, an impressive 2.25 km long with four lanes, was completed at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore.
Rama Rao unveiled ambitious plans for the future, revealing intentions to elevate Indira Park, Lower Tank Bund, and Upper Tank Bund to global benchmarks. These enhancements would encompass amenities like parking facilities, decks, and more.
The decision to name the steel bridge after Naini Narsimha Reddy was made in response to Musheerabad MLA M. Gopal’s request and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s guidance. The Minister emphasized that the bridge’s construction aimed to alleviate traffic congestion and enhance the locality’s infrastructure.
This steel bridge represents the 36th project within the Strategic Road Development Program (SRDP). Minister Rama Rao voiced his commitment to further uplift Hyderabad’s development to international standards, aiming to transform the city’s landscape.
Sharing a personal connection, he reminisced about frequenting the area for movie screenings and experiencing traffic snarls. He recounted the past challenges of navigating traffic junctions to reach theaters.
The newly introduced bridge is expected to relieve traffic bottlenecks at key junctions, including VST Junction, RTC Cross Roads, and Indira Park Cross Road. Over 100,000 vehicles traverse the road constructed by the steel bridge daily.
Previously, journeys from Telugu Thalli flyover to destinations like Osmania University and Nallakunta could take 30 to 40 minutes due to traffic congestion. However, the new steel bridge slashes travel time from Lower Tank Bund to VST to a mere 5 minutes, saving commuters a significant 25 minutes for a half-hour journey.
Family members of former minister Naini Narsimha Reddy expressed their gratitude to the government for commemorating him through the bridge’s name. The bridge stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to modernization and improved urban infrastructure.