The Central government has cleared the proposal to construct a 334-km Regional Ring Road(RRR) in Hyderabad. The new road construction will connect all the districts in the State with Hyderabad.
RRR Is Expected To Economically Develop The State
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways confirmed the Centre’s approval of the road. As per reports, the Centre will pay 50 per cent of the total Rs 13,000 crore as the budget of the RRR project. The new road would go beyond the Outer Ring Road and would play a major role in economically developing Hyderabad.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao proposed this mega project back in 2017. Following this, the state government then sent the details of the proposal and the funds needed to make the project to the Centre. Apart from the Chief Minister many other ministers and MPs also pursued Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union for the approval of the project.
As per reports, the Regional Ring Road will be built as per the international standard. The road will connect Sangareddy, Toopran, Jagdevpur, Shankarapalli, Narsapur, Gajwel, Bhongir, Chevella, Ibrahimpatnam and Choutuppal.
Hyderabad Government To Introduce “Integrated Townships”
Apart from the economic and infrastructural development, the state government is also looking forward to decongesting the core city of Hyderabad. For the same, the state government will be moving forward with the “integrated townships” outside the 160-km-long ORR and further covered within the RRR project.
Even KT Rama Rao, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister proposed the idea of integrated townships to further encourage development in the area. He said that the integrated townships should be at least 50 acres from each other 30-40kms wide strip within the ORR and RRR project.
The whole idea is to generate employment opportunities along with housing and other facilities like shopping and entertainment between both ORR and RRR which would further reduce the congestion in the city and regulate the traffic.
Centre Agreed For RRR Project In 2017
Back in the year 2017, the Centre issued a gazette notification to take up the construction of 166 kms of the RRR as SH-161 AA for the first phase of the project. The first phase would connect Sangareddy, Choutuppal and Toopran. Soon after this, the state government also submitted a Detailed Project Report.
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Then in 2019, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry raised concerns over the financial viability of the project and further suggested a better study of the project. Even after the state government submitted another set of details regarding the concerns, but the project was pushed back and was kept on hold.
Furthermore, the Union Minister has also given the approval to expand the 31.8 km Kodad-Khammam National Highway to four lanes under the Bharatmala Pariyojana programme. As per reports, the state government has already completed the task of land acquisition and waiting for the forest clearance to invite tenders from the public. The Ministry has also responded positively regarding some of the other requests of highway projects under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act.