Hyderabad: The Outer Ring Road (ORR) is set for a makeover and beautification after 12 years. Faced with problems of wear and tear, the road will be re-laid over a stretch of 158 km. To start with, a stretch of 25 km will be re-laid from Shamshabad to Gachibowli.
The HMDA has floated tenders of Rs.63.71 crore as also another one for `45 crore for an automated drip irrigation system for watering the plants on the medians.
According to HMDA officials, the authority would take up milling activities on the four-lane road on each side. To facilitate free flow of traffic during the restoration phase, two lanes would be kept open to motorists while work progressed on the other lanes. Though the speed limit has been restricted to 100 km per hour, the road is designed for travel at a maximum speed of 120 kmph.
The works would be executed in a phases. To begin with, the work on laying fresh bitumen roads on both sides of Shamshabad-Gachibowli stretch would be taken up. This would…