To ease traffic woes in the city, the Hyderabad government has planned to develop two new bridges over the Musi River. According to sources, the work on the bridges will start once the detailed Project report (DPR) will be approved by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development.
The estimated cost of the project will be Rs 231.50 crore and the work will be taken over by Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited (HRDCL).
According to the authority officials, out the two bridges, none of the bridge will allow vehicular movement on them. The first bridge will be dedicatedly built for the pedestrian movement and the second will be for the fruit and vegetable hawkers and vendors. This will further stop congestion of vehicles around the complete area.
For the first bridge, a parking space will be developed near Quli Qutb Shah Complex for the private vehicle holders. It will accommodate 80 cars and 100 two-wheelers. A bus bay will also be constructed nearby Salar Jung museum. Including to that, another plan is to accommodate a wide passage in the mid of the bridge where tourists and pedestrians can enjoy the scenic view and tranquil surroundings of Musi River in the evening or late hours.
Along with that, an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 200 people and 960 solar energy-powered kiosks will also be developed to make this bridge a tourist attraction.
However, the second bridge will be completely used by around 336 fruit and vegetable sellers and vendors. They will further pave way till the Charminar.