Can Mindspace Rotary handle more traffic with new projects in line?

Indian Express

June 26, 2019

DONITA JOSE @Hyderabad

THE traffic chaos on the Hitec City road is only slated to increase with three more new projects – My Home Bhooja residential hub, Salarpuria Sattva IT Park and Aurobindo to start operations on the stretch in the next two years. While officials have not clarified the projected traffic growth from those three projects, what is known is that the traffic from the already existing IT hub, Raheja Mindspace is going to shoot up.

As per data available from highly placed sources, the IT Park is going to see an employment growth of 4-5 per cent in the next one year. The increase would be due to reoptimisation of workforce undertaken by each of the individual 100-odd companies in the IT Park, experts say. Apart from this, the IT park will also see completion of one more building in its complex, which will add more employees to IT Park by next year. This will take the toll from approximately 85,000-90,000 employees presently to nearly 1 lakh and more by 2020 end. Apart from this the support staff and other visitors account for close to 30,000- 40,000.

At present employees of Raheja are trapped from all ends in traffic. Sources from within the SEZ said that internal survey had found a major chunk of the employee base coming from Kukatpally. This means the traffic will have to use Gate A of the Mindspace complex and use the Rotary to access Hitec City flyo- F.l I ver. This forces a major chunk of traffic to come in conflict at the roundabout with traffic coming in from Ikea, Inorbit etc.

In fact when Express visited Mindspace, it was revealed that the exit point near Westin is practically defunct as the roads ahead connecting to Madhapur main road near Pride Honda were damaged or blocked by private parties.

THE Level-2 of the Biodiversity flyover saw a major part of the work completed this week after the construction of the central portion right above the Biodiversity junction. The work on this stretch called ‘ob-ligatory stance’ is noth-ing short of an achieve-^ ment for GHMC as there were several constraints of traffic and property acquisition that delayed the work. Moreover, what makes this work monumental is the fact that the completion of the ‘obligatory stance’ was done at a height of 17 metres from the road level, making it one of the highest flyovers in the city. According to officials, the 990-me-tre long flyover has been completed except for laying of CC slabs, variable coating and building of retaining walls on the sides of the flyover.

Technically it was not a challenge as much as it was dealing with traffic density. However, this particular stretch was more challenging as there was a curvature at a great height,” Venkat Ramana, Chief Engineer of GHMC, said. In all probability, the flyover would be thrown open to public on October 15.