Traveling from Hyderabad to Bengaluru via National Highway 44 is set to become faster. At the cost of Rs. 280 crores, the road infrastructure being enhanced with the construction of one corridor and three underpasses on the Shamshabad route.
The R&B Department officials say that an elevated corridor of 1.6 km is coming up at Shamshabad, and works are progressing rapidly. The officials also confirmed that this would be a six-lane flyover and one of the longest in Hyderabad. The construction works are pending for only 150 meters which will be completed soon.
As per the officials, this elevated corridor is being designed to sustain commuters driving at 100 kmph. In addition, crash barriers would be built on the bridge to ensure safety for the commuters. Under this project, vehicle underpasses are coming up at Satamrai, PJTSAU, and Katedan Chowrasta. Though the project was expected to be finished in 2020, it was delayed. The factors to be blamed were the pandemic, land acquisition, and clearance of electric poles along the route.