Hyderabad: Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K. T. Rama Rao addresses during the inauguration of an underpass at Ayyappa Society Junction in Madhapur, Hyderabad on Jan 3, 2018. . Image Source: IANS News

Hyderabad, Oct 1 : Telangana's minister for municipal administration and urban development K. T. Rama Rao has urged the Centre to provide Rs 500 crore for development works on Hyderabad - Vijayawada section of National Highway 65.

In a letter to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, he sought the assistance to resolve the infrastructure problems on the Hyderabad - Vijayawada section.

He stated that the 25 km segment on Hyderabad - Vijayawada section has several problems like at-level junctions, inadequate land capacity and absence of service roads for local traffic.

Rao wrote that the State Public Works Department (PWD) has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for about Rs 500 crore for construction of flyovers, grade separators, service roads, augmentation of lane capacity.

He requested the Union Minister to sanction the funds in the current year's annual plan (2020-21) and help in resolving problems on trafficked sections of the national highway.

He stated that the state government has taken up many infra projects and is planning many more with a view to decongesting traffic in the city, with particular emphasis on providing good access to national highways from Hyderabad Metropolitan city.

"Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world with many IT companies including top-five IT majors i.e Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Salesforce have chosen Hyderabad to establish their second-largest facilities outside their global base," wrote Rama Rao.

He also said that the progressive policies of the Telangana government and the strategic location and connectivity advantage of Hyderabad city have made it a preferred destination for many pharma, aerospace, defence, and other manufacturing industries.

With the growing infrastructure demands of Hyderabad city the state government has developed 72 km of Metro Rail connectivity, several flyovers, underpasses, Railway over Bridges (ROBs), Railway under Bridges (RUBs), and also a number of link roads to facilitate the free and safe movement of traffic in the city, he added

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