Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao laid the foundation stone for the Durgam Cheruvu Cable Stayed Bridge on April 26th 2017. More than a year later, Telangana’s first ‘hanging bridge’ is nearing completion.
Once completed, the extradosed cable stayed bridge will be India’s largest, surpassing the 144m long extradosed bridge over Narmada river in Bharuch, Gujarat. Over the lake, the bridge will be 425 m long and the approach road on either sides will be around 0.5 km.
The bridge, which is being constructed by L&T- HCIC, will employ precasting technology. Nearly 130 segments will be used for constructing of the bridge.
The Rs 187 crore project was conceived to alleviate traffic congestion between Jubilee Hills and Madhapur, a route regularly traversed by IT professionals while also adding a touch of aesthetics to the area. The bridge over the river will begin from the main entrance of the Ambedkar Open University on Jubilee Hills Road No 45 to the junction near Inorbit Mall.
Currently, all the foundations and substructure works have been completed and superstructure works were being executed at a full pace.
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