The proposal to construct a cable-stayed bridge (hanging bridge) across Durgam Cheruvu at Madhapur has received the state government’s final nod for the construction of a 1,048 metre cable bridge across Durgam Cheruvu in Madhapur at a cost of Rs.184 crore.
As part of the bridge works, it was also planned by the government to develop the lake as a best Hyderabad tourist destination with greenery and facilities of amusement like that of Lumbini Park.
Hyderabad could soon have its own cable-stayed bridge with powerful cables strung over massive pylons to support a bridge deck over Durgam Cheruvu in Madhapur. Besides easing the traffic the bridge would add to the iconic image of the city, a modern landmark in an already bustling metropolis.
As per the government order issued, approving the bid by MS Larsen and Toubro Limited, Rs 92 crore will be contributed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) while another Rs 92 crore will be contributed by the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC). A defect liability period of 120 months has been decided upon for the bridge, which has been designed to reduce the peak hour traffic congestion in the IT corridor. The idea, say sources, is to reduce the traffic congestion presently being formed due to the heavy flow of vehicles between the IT corridor and the Banjara HillsJubilee Hills stretch during peak hours.
Larsen and Toubro, the company that is building the Hyderabad Metro Rail and also deploying the CCTV surveillance for Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The project is part of the Strategic Road Development programme, a pet project of the state government.
According to the GO, the hanging bridge will be constructed from Road No 45 Jubilee Hills to Inorbit Mall over Durgam Cheruvu within two years. The tender process required bidders to be experienced in the construction of suspension bridge.
Why do we need the Cable Bridge?
Once in place, the bridge will ease the traffic congestion on the busy Madhapur road and reduce the distance from Madhapur and Jubilee Hills to Gachibowli by two kilometres. Not only this, it was also planned by the government to develop the lake as a tourist destination.