The Mindspace Junction flyover, which will facilitate traffic flow from the end of Inorbit mall towards IKEA has been officially opened to the public. The 830-metre long, four-lane flyover has been constructed at a cost of Rs 48.06 crore and was completed in 16 months.
This flyover is expected to bring much relief at the Mindspace area, which witnesses heavy traffic on a daily basis. In fact, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), in a survey conducted earlier, stated that around 14,400 vehicles passed the stretch every hour and the number of vehicles was expected to shoot up to 31,356 every hour by the year 2035.
According to GHMC, this flyover will ensure conflict-free movement of vehicles for traffic coming from Inorbit Mall side towards Radisson Hotel and vice versa.
The Mindspace Junction Flyover is part of the larger project, which included the construction of Multi level, Grade Separators at Four Junctions: Biodiversity Junction, Mind Space Junction, Ayyappa Society, Rajiv Gandhi Statue Junction. This further included widening and strengthening of existing at grade road at Mindspace Junction in Hyderabad under the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model.
A bi-directional six-lane underpass from Biodiversity Park towards the direction of Cyber Tower and vice versa, was inaugurated by caretaker IT and MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao in April this year. This underpass, which has a total length of 365 metres was built at a cost of Rs 25.78 crore.
The total cost of the project, which also included construction of service roads, utility ducts and drains, costed Rs 108.59 crore as against an estimate of 379 crore. According to a statement from GHMC, the project was completed as on November 2, 2018.
R Sreedhar, Chief Engineer, GHMC said in a statement that the flyover project was to be completed in two years but has been completed in 16 months.
Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, MA&UD, M. Dana Kishore, Commissioner, GHMC and senior officials and heads of the Departments were present at the inauguration.