4 extra FoBs prepared for inauguration in Hyderabad


Printed: Printed Date – 12:33 AM, Tue – 31 Might 22

The soon-to-be inaugurated Foot over Bridge at Balanagar. Out of the 32, the development of twenty-two FoBs have been taken up at Rs 76.65 cr.

Hyderabad: 4 new Foot over Bridges (FoBs), geared toward enhancing the protection of pedestrians at numerous areas in Hyderabad are prepared for inauguration and 15 extra are set to be made obtainable within the coming six months.

The 4 FoBs, that are essential city infrastructure amenities, particularly meant to encourage pedestrians keep away from jaywalking at excessive site visitors highway stretches, will quickly be made obtainable at St Ann’s Excessive Faculty in Secunderabad, Swapna Theatre in Rajendranagar, Neredmet Bus cease and Balanagar close to Naveena Samskarika Kala Kendram.

Total, the State authorities had proposed the development of 38 FoBs at possible areas with a price of Rs 100 crore. The pedestrian-friendly amenities might be geared up with a staircase, lifts, and a sheltered walkway with good illumination. Out of the 32 proposed tasks, the development of twenty-two FoBs have been taken up with an quantity of Rs 76.65 crore.

“At 10 FoBs, escalators have been additionally proposed along with lifts as they expertise heavy footfall,” a GHMC official. He additional mentioned that out of the 22 FoBs, three have been inaugurated, 4 are prepared for inauguration and the remaining ones might be accomplished inside six months.

Within the latest months, the FoBs at Chennai Buying Mall in Madinaguda, Yashoda pearl advanced at Miyapur and Hyderabad Central Mall in Punjagutta have been inaugurated. The areas to arrange FoBs have been recognized by the Site visitors Police and an organization was appointed as consultants who carried out feasibility research to construct them. Based mostly on stakeholder consultations, site visitors surveys and many others, the guide shortlisted the areas and works are being executed in a phased method.

“Resulting from SRDP and Complete Highway Upkeep Programme (CRMP), vehicular pace has considerably elevated and FoBs are being constructed at excessive site visitors density areas for pedestrian crossings,” the GHMC official mentioned.

Talking to Telangana In the present day, pedestrians mentioned that the FoBs are very helpful to senior residents and youngsters. “The FoBs being constructed close to faculties together with the under-construction facility at St Ann’s Excessive Faculty, Secunderabad might be very helpful. As these amenities are geared up with lifts, which might be very helpful for senior residents and specially-abled,” Sai Koushik, a resident of West Marredpally, Secunderabad, mentioned.

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