The Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway is developing at a fast pace, as an expansion till Malkapur is onboard

There has been a lot of growth in and around Hyderabad. Telangana state government has been working towards creating the ‘Next Gachibowli,’ and besides developing IT and industrial parks, the government is also developing other sectors in the state. For instance, to have an evolved transport infrastructure, the Telangana Roads and Buildings (R&B) department is expanding the ‘Hyderabad-Vijayawada’ to Malkapur. The project received the central government’s approval and they will be funding nearly Rs. 545 crores. The expansion will happen till Malkapur, a 25-kilometre stretch from LB Nagar, which will reduce the journey time to half.

The major developments are as follows:

Running beside the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Junction, the route from LB Nagar to Malkapur would be a six-lane highway. The route from LB Nagar to Malkapur would be a full six-lane highway. About 12 lanes will also be laid here. The R&B officials in a press release announced that a service road that is 7 kilometres long would be constructed from Outer Junction to Kothagudem. But, the service road from Malkapur to Kothagudem would not see any new developments as those areas are completely rural.

Besides these developments, a six-lane main carriageway with 10 lanes from ORR to Batasingaram will be constructed. Underpasses will be built at Vanasthalipuram, Hayatnagar, Koheda Junction, Panama, Pedda Amberpet, Abdullapurmet, Kavadipally Junction, Batasingaram, and Inanguda.

But, why this expansion?

There are several traffic signals across the LB Nagar area to the metropolitan border. With people in the neighbouring colonies and villages constantly travelling on these roads has become a major traffic headache for the authorities. So, in order to avoid those roadblocks during rush hours, the expansion plans on the ‘Hyderabad-Vijayawada’ highway are being put in place. Another major detail of this project is that pedestrians will not be permitted to travel via the highway. Instead, eight underpasses and two foot-over bridges will be built for their convenience.

With all these changes, the government believes that the road infrastructure will get a major boost and will be developed like the Gachibowli ORR circuit.

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