Hyderabad, January 17
Traffic snarls are the most common sight in Hyderabad. The people have some hope of relief once the Metro rail project is completed.
Metro lines are being constructed in three corridors for a stretch of 72 km. The metro rail project works are going on a faster pace.
There are flyovers at 28 junctions and eight railway bridges in the city. Normally the metro pillar height will be from 20 to 25 feet. But the pillars are being constructed at a height of 50 to 60 feet to cross the flyovers and railway bridges. These constructions at such heights are called as Iconic Metro Viaduct.
The metro bridge constructions at Malakpet and Punjagutta flyover were completed. 51-feet high metro bridge was constructed at Punjagutta while the constructions at other places are going on.
Meanwhile, metro flyover constructions at railway bridges are also picking up momentum. Railway flyover bridge construction at Bharath Nagar and Chilakalaguda has already been completed.
Steel bridge with 60 feet height and 275 feet length is under construction at Oliphenta bridge. This bridge, which resembles Howrah bridge, will give a new look to the city.
Metro constructions are being taken up with latest technology so as not to interrupt either rail services or traffic, due to construction works at railway bridges.
Normally viaduct will be fixed between two pillars after setting up barricades on both sides of the road. Instead of this, aluminium stand was set up at railway bridge and fixing viaduct between two pillars is being carried out with the help of launching girder.