Motorists heading towards Hayathnagar from Dilsukhnagar side can now pass freely without having to pause at LBNagar junction with the flyover thrown open for traffic.
In a major relief to commuters travelling to and from LBNagar and surrounding areas, the left hand side flyover at LBNagar junction which had been under construction for more than a year.
On Friday, the structure was finally thrown open to public by Ministers Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Talasani Srinivas Yadav, among a host of officials including GHMC Commissioner M.Dana Kishore. Costing ₹42 crore, the flyover, 780 metres in length, and 12 metres in width, will allow free flow of traffic from the city towards Hayatnagar and beyond.
Flyovers like LBNagar make a huge difference
Constructed as part of the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP), it is the first facility to be launched under the programme this year in the city. Till date, five structures have been thrown open to traffic under SRDP, facilitating smooth flow of traffic in different areas.
According to the GHMC officials, the Passenger Car Unit (PCU) per hour without Metro Rail was 14,153 vehicles at the junction and it is expected to increase to 21,990.
New Flyovers to start after the LBNagar project
Observing that areas starting from Chaderghat up to Hayatnagar are experiencing severe traffic issues, he assured that the Road under Bridge (RUB) work too will begin soon at Malakpet, which will further ease vehicular movement.
Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav said the TRS government was working towards improving road infrastructure in the city. All facilities and amenities that the citizens hoped for were being provided by the government in a phased manner, he said adding that the new flyover would not just ease traffic at the junction but also improve traffic flow in the neighbouring areas as well.
MP Ch.Malla Reddy, legislator D.Sudheer Reddy, and Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan too were present on the occasion.