Hyderabad’s IT corridor is now being made pedestrian-friendly. To make sure that the people get to walk on footpaths or probably cycle in the area, the state government has taken various initiatives to refresh the entire corridor. At present, the construction of pavements at link roads is underway at the cost of Rs 23 crore. Remodeling of pavements on main roads, construction of four foot-over-bridges (FoBs), and development of a junction are underway to ensure the safety of the commuters in the Serilingampally zone that falls under GHMC.
Both GHMC and HMDA are working together to bring about the desired face-change to the corridor. While the pavements on link roads are being remodeled by HRDCL, the pavements on main roads are being remodeled by comprehensive road maintenance program (CRMP) agencies under the supervision of GHMC engineers. Grills, signage are also being installed at appropriate locations. Saplings are also being planted at some stretches.
Presently, the old Bombay Highway-Delhi Public School via Engineering Staff College, Nizampet X Roads-Hitex Junction, Road No 70 Jubilee Hills (Prashasan Nagar)-Narne Road, Jubilee Hills, Kondapur Masjid junction-Miyapur Metro Depot are stretches where the works are on.
However, it has to be noted that works have been delegated to various bodies as a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) to reduce the burden on GHMC. A hospital and a company have been given their respective stretches to work upon.
Meanwhile, the urban community wing of GHMC is also identifying locations for street vendors. After disbursing the loan granted under PM SVANidhi Scheme, the civic body has suggested certain stretches to street vendors during a recently held camp.
Once all these works come to a conclusion, the GHMC officials promise that the IT corridor will sport a fresh look.