BRS govt’s efforts pay off; Centre gives nod for two elevated corridors 

The efforts of the BRS government have paid off as the Centre gives approval for two elevated corridors. The Ministry of Defense has granted permission for the construction of an elevated corridor on the Hyderabad-Karimnagar Highway and the Hyderabad-Nagpur National Highway, paving the way for crucial infrastructure development in Hyderabad.

The project includes the construction of an 11.30-kilometer elevated corridor from Paradise Junction to Outer Ring Road Junction on the Karimnagar-Ramagundam highway connecting Hyderabad. Additionally, an 18.30-kilometer elevated corridor is proposed on Nagpur Highway (NH-44) from Paradise Junction near Kandlakoya to Outer Ring Road. Out of this, 12.68 kilometers will be allocated for a 1-lane elevated corridor, exits and entries at four locations, a future double-decker corridor for Metro, etc. The Defense Minister was requested to transfer 56 acres of defense land for construction, facilitating the development of transport routes to North Telangana.

These permissions mark a significant step in addressing the persistent traffic issues in the Secunderabad area, providing smoother connectivity to Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar, and Ramgundam. The construction of elevated corridors from Secunderabad to Shamirpet and Kandalkoya will foster the growth of the Greater City towards the north, eliminating barriers posed by Defense Ministry lands hindering the expansion of national highways.

The efforts of the previous BRS government, led by KCR, to tackle the Secunderabad region’s traffic problems have borne fruit. The decade-long struggle of former Minister KTR with the Centre has finally succeeded, with the Defense Ministry responding positively to the decision approved by the previous government in a cabinet meeting on July 31. The Defense Ministry has already allocated 33 acres for the construction of elevated corridors, with an additional 150 acres approved recently.