Sangareddy: The four-laning work of NH-65 is moving at snail’s pace as neither the concessionaire nor the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) seems to be in no mood to expedite the work, causing great inconvenience to the citizens.
To meet the demand of ever increasing vehicular flow on the national highway, the centre had granted Rs 1,266.8 crore to widen the 220-KM stretch from Sangaraeddy to Sholapur in Maharastra four years ago.
About 70 km stretch falls in Sangareddy district in Telangana and the rest in neighbouring Karantaka and Maharastra States. L&T has bagged the contract. The entire work should have been completed by the last September, but a good majority is still pending, because of which a lot of accidents also took place.
According to the contract agreement, fly-overs need to be built at Sangareddy, Peddapur, Kankol, Budhera, Kohir Cross Road and Chiragpally in Telangana.
As of now, the works of fly-overs have been completed at Sangareddy, Kohir Cross Road and Chiragpally. The work at rest of the places is moving at very slow pace. The delayed work has lead to a number of accidents and air pollution.
The construction work of the by-pass at Zaheerabad and Sadsaivapet are at a relatively brisk pace. Meanwhile, people using NH-65 have to shell out more if they want travel on this stretch of the highway as a toll-plaza is on the cards in the 70 km stretch and another one in Mannaekhelli in Karnataka, which is located 20 km away from Telangana border.