05 Nov 2019
Telangana: 511 bridges sanctioned at a cost of Rs 24.95 billion
As reported, the Telangana Government, in a bid to improve the state’s road infrastructure, has spent around Rs 120 billion towards developing better connectivity across the region since its conception.
Earlier, the government had reportedly sanctioned Rs 24.95 billion for the construction of 511 bridges. Out of these, 400 have already been built at a cost of nearly Rs 17 billion.
The Roads and Buildings Minister, V Prashanth Reddy also reportedly stated that the government was adopting and utilising new technology that would result in a longer lifespan of the bridges.
Reportedly, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a workshop on Health Assessment of Bridges and Structures, the minister further highlighted that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had prioritised the improvement of roads in the state and was actively taking steps to ensure their development.
The workshop was hosted by IEI Telangana chapter in association with New Delhi’s Construction Industry Development Council alongside the Roads and Buildings department of the Telangana government and was held at the Institute of Engineers in Hyderabad.
Currently, the government is constructing two bridges on the Godavari River, three on the Manjeera River and four on the Manair River.
The bridges are spread across over 184 locations in the state and are developed and designed to also work as checkdams in accordance to Rao’s instructions that are focused on extending and retaining the quality of bridges in the long run.