Here is an update of the PV Narasimha Rao Express highway that is under construction in hyderabad. This connects Sarojini Devi Hospital with Aramgarh Cross road with a total of 11.6 KM. Once completed this could be the longest elevated highway in india.
There seems to be around 320(approx, I found pillar number 290 before Aramgarh cross raod and a rough estimate of around 20 to 30 pillars further) Pillars that will be erected in total.
At present pillars are erected till Upparpally X road. There are few left overs around musi river and hyderguda area (in total around 10 pillars). In total There are around 175 pillars constructed till now (approx).
Pre-fabricated units are arranged between the pillars instead of layout the slab for the elevated highway. In some places(Especially when there are curves), it is done manually which takes lot of time.
A quick observation about the work gives you undestanding of the present status of th work.
Other than the starting ramp construction, every thing is completed till pillar number 40. again construction is almost completed from pillar no. 47 to 125 with a gap of around 20 pillars in between.
So in total total work is completed for around 100 to 110 pillars (including the actual elevated road construction). Given the complexity of laying out the express highway in the busy traffic, we can treat this work as 30% to 40% of the total work.
Well, an RTI Response from HUDA who moniter this work says that October 2008 is the scheduled completion date for this full project.
While the actual completion is for around 100 to 110 pillers while there are supposed to be more than 300 pillars.
Over all progress of the work 40%
Actual work completed 100 pillars
Pillars layed out 175
Total pillars (approx) 320
There are 3 more months left for the actual completion of the work and there 60% of the work still pending. It is almost impossible to complete the work in the schedule d time.
There is an under pass(4 lane) in construction on inner ring road at Aramgarh X road. Almost 80% of the work is completed. I expect this under pass to be available for general traffic in another few months.
Once open to public, this under pass provides free passage for the commuters on inner ring road. No more waiting for green signal at Aramgargh X road for inner ring road commuters.
People from Attapur towards shamshabad, people from Gaganapahad towards Attapur, people from Shamshabad towards Attapur, people from Katedan towards Gaganpahad need to wait at the signal.
Here are some of the snaps of the express highway.
Here is an update from Hindu about the development phase of the project. This article claims December 2008 as the scheduled completion time for this PVNR express highway.
There are couple of obstacles in the inner ring road on this route. One is(a muslim worship place) a the X road at moghal ka nala (connecting lungar house and karwan), while the other one is a small maisamma template near the X road connecting Nanal nagar and Gudimalkapur. I am not sure if these two things are going to be shifted to some other place, But that is highly required to allow general flow of the traffic without any problem.
Well, The best part of this express highway is that expanded inner ring road will be available for the people (all the airport traffic will be directed through the express highway). You can dream of a nice riding experience in this road.
But then be careful, there are some surprise medians for this road and you never know who is going to cross the road all of sudden, so drive carefully and reach your destination safely.