Not so long ago, there was a time when traveling from one place to another in twin cities was a huge issue due to traffic snarls at various signal points. However, the state government and bureaucracy implementing the strategic road development plan (SRDP) have changed the way people travel in the capital city.
The government initiatives to boost road infrastructure and address long-pending traffic problems are now showing results. Among the many initiatives that changed the face of Hyderabad, SRDP can be considered an important one.
The state government formulated SRDP a few years back for improving basic amenities in Hyderabad, safe driving and improving traffic monitoring facilities, minimizing travel time, increasing journey speed, and reducing air pollution levels. The idea is to reduce traffic woes and create the necessary infrastructure for future traffic needs.
Also, the main roads have been restored under the comprehensive road maintenance program (CRMP), and new link roads have been developed. Post-SRDP by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), it can be seen that the city roads have undergone a lot of change. Apart from the cable-stayed bridge at Madhapur, the authorities have constructed 22 flyovers, underpasses, RoBs, and RuBs in different parts of the city.
For the unversed, SRDP was intended to cover major corridors and activity centers such as Jubilee Hills, HITEC City, Kukatpally, Panjagutta, Abids, Bachupally, Charminar, LB Nagar, Chandrayanagutta, Secunderabad, Uppal, ECIL, Alwal, Kompally, and Jeedimetla.