ROB at Kandikal Gate to be open for commuters from Monday

The long-awaited road over bridge (RoB) at Kandikal Gate in Uppuguda in the old city will be opened to vehicular traffic from Monday.

The GHMC Special Officer, Somesh Kumar, said that the Kandikal Gate road over bridge built at a cost of Rs.23 crore is ready for inauguration. It will be inaugurated by deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali on August 31.

The RoB will provide relief to motorists from frequent closure of the railway level crossing. The peak-hour traffic at Kandikal Gate used to be 1,500 passenger car units (PCU).

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken up the project in June 2012. Its total length is 837.45 metres and has a carriageway width of 7 metres on either side.

The new Road over bridge will ease the clogging of the traffic on the Charminar-Falaknuma-Chandranyangutta Road and reduce the travelling distance and time. It will also provide vital connectivity between Hyderabad and Shamshabad International Airport via Barkas. For the past few months only two-wheelers have been allowed on the RoB.