After ages, Hyderabad is once again turning pedestrian-friendly. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is continuing its efforts to make sure that various patches around the city roads are pedestrian-friendly. The GHMC is presently involved in building new footpaths and renovating existing ones.
Right now, pavement works are underway at 68 locations with an estimated cost of Rs 31.54 crore. Between 2016 and 2022, footpath works have been completed at 487 locations under the GHMC limits with an estimated budget of Rs 80.53 crore. Incidentally, the length of footpaths was 452 km in 2014, while it will be 816.9 km by 2021.
GHMC states that MA & UD minister KT Rama Rao instructed that 10 km of footpaths be constructed in each zone. Following this, an amount of Rs 32.75 crore was allotted for the job of constructing 75.64 km of footpaths at 69 locations across all the six GHMC zones.
Out of all the proposed footpaths, 62.08 km of new footpaths have already been built, while works are at various stages in other areas, according to GHMC.