Panjagutta Flyover Opened By Ysr
YSR wants Greenlands flyover to be ready by October
Impressive launch: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy after inaugurating the Punjagutta flyover on Sunday.
HYDERABAD: The flyover connecting Somajiguda and Banjara Hills was opened to the public on Sunday after the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, formally inaugurated it. It took less than five minutes for the Chief Minister to complete the formalities for opening the flyover that took nearly 30 months for completion.
The GHMC staff celebrated the inauguration of the Panjagutta flyover by distributing sweets to commuters. It was a surprise for several commuters who were greeted by the GHMC staff and guided to use the flyover to reach their destinations in Banjara Hills. Visibly happy drivers, particularly of cars and autorickshaws, felt that the pain of getting caught in traffic jams would be reduced to a great extent.
The Chief Minister took a ride over the new flyover after the inauguration. He stopped at the “Y” junction where the flyover branches out into two, one landing on Banjara Hills Road No.1 and the other landing on Road No. 2, and appreciated the design features and aesthetics. The Additional Commissioner of GHMC N.V.S. Reddy explained the flyover’s features and how it was constructed without hampering the smooth flow of traffic. The Chief Minister appreciated the officers for the work.
Dr. Reddy also enquired about the progress of the remaining portion of the adjacent Greenlands flyover and he was informed that the required permission from the railway authorities was obtained and the work would be completed soon.
He asked the officials to complete the flyover by October.
The flyover, which starts in front of the Chief Minister’s residence, would considerably reduce traffic congestion on the Somajiguda and Panjagutta junctions leading to Banjara Hills. The project had cost Rs. 29 crore of which Rs. 10 crore was funded under the JNNURM scheme by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India while the remaining was shared by the State government and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Minister for Power Mohd. Ali Shabbir, Backward Classes Minister M. Mukesh Goud and Musheerabad MLA T. Manemma were among those present