will soon boast of India's longest flyover. CNBC-TV18
learns that a joint venture between Simplex Infrastructure
and Somdatt Constructions has just won a bid for Rs439
four lanes stretching over 11.63 kilometres, the Hyderabad
Urban Development Authority, is calling this new flyover
proposed expressway will connect the heart of the city
to the new international airport at Samshabad; and Simplex
and Somdatt plan to build it in just 26 months, using
will start on August 1, and the new airport will be ready
in 2009, by which time, the flyover will be functional,"
said Jayesh Ranjan, VC, Hyderabad Urban Development Authority.
proposed flyover will begin at the heart of the city at
Medipatanam. It will connect the inner ring road where
there will be an underpass and then it will hit the national
highway, which is being widened for the purpose. After
another nine kilometres it will join the new airport at
a trumpet junction.
entire stretch currently takes an hour and a half to complete
once the road is functioning it will take less than 20
minutes because there will be no stops along the way.
flyover will make the airport more accessible to Hi-Tech
Banjara Hills. But there are still some thickly populated
areas on the way, where land acquisitions might become
a problem. Even so, the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority
is confident that the city's backbone will hum with zipping
traffic in 2 years.