Of late, the state government has invested a lot in the city's infrastructure, and many beautifications and necessary maintenance problems have been tackled at great speed. As there are reports of infra projects taken up by the government, here's one more crucial addition to the city's road network. This week, state's home minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali will be inaugurating yet another gem, while MA & UD minister KTR is likely to attend the function. So, traveling to the KBR Junction from Nagarjuna circle, Punjagutta via Banjara Hills Road No. 3 will be an experience in itself with the new Punjagutta Access Road Steel Bridge and the newly widened road to be thrown open to the public.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken up the task at an estimated cost of Rs 17 crore. The steel bridge lands near the graveyard from Nagarjuna circle. The road widened near the graveyard with the help of a steel structure will ease traffic congestion on the Nagarjuna circle – KBR Park Junction stretch. An exit road from the graveyard has also been developed as a part of the project.
According to the GHMC officials, the total length of the Punjagutta Access Road Stel Bridge is 140 meters which include the 83-meter steel bridge portion and 57-meter approaches. The total length widened is 130 m, and the steel portion is 58.55 meters. Incidentally, this is the second steel bridge at Pujagutta, the first one being the one built to ease the traffic coming from Banjara Hills Rd No. 3 and heading towards Punjagutta.
However, it has to be noted that all the widening hasn't affected the graveyard or the graves in order not to hurt the sentiments of people who want to perform rituals at the graves.