Hyderabad To Get 23km Long Solar Roof Cycling Track By 2023

by Sushmita Mahanta
Hyderabad To Get 23km Long Solar Roof Cycling Track By 2023

There’s good news for bicycle lovers in Hyderabad! On September 6, 2022, Minister K.T. Rama Rao laid the foundation stone for a 23-km long solar roof cycling track costing`88.12 crore. The State Government is planning to build the 23-km-long cycle track on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) from Nanakramguda to the Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) and from Narsingi to Kollur. The track is covered with solar panel rooftops all throughout the Outer Ring Road (ORR). According to Minister K.T. Rama Rao, the proposed solar roof cycling track will be open for public use from the summer of 2023.

The Solar Roof Cycling Track In Hyderabad Is An Improvised Version Of The South Korean Model

Minister K.T. Rama Rao took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that as promised the state government is working on the development of a world-class, solar roof cycling track in Hyderabad. The proposed cycle track is an improvised version of the South Korean model and has been designed with better aesthetics and will provide more facilities like lighting, protection from rain, parking, and other amenities like food stalls, etc. On Wednesday, Minister K.T. Rama Rao laid the foundation stone of the solar-roofed track, pictures of which were shared on the official Twitter handle of Minister Sri KTR on Twitter with the caption, “MA&UD Minister @KTRTRS along with Ministers @SabithaindraTRS, @VSrinivasGoud today laid the foundation stone for solar-roofed cycling track in Hyderabad.”

The Cycling Track To Have A Solar Roof With Capacity Of 7 MV to 9 MV Power Per Year

The 23 km long solar roof cycling track in Hyderabad is being built by the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL), a wing of the HMDA. Out of the 23 km cycle track, 21 km will be solar-roofed. The proposed cycling track will be a 3-lane track with a width of 4.5 meters. 8.5 km of the solar roof cycling track in Hyderabad will run from Nanakramguda to Telangana State Police Academy and 14.5 km will run from Narsingi to Kollur. The proposed cycle track will be covered with a solar roof with a capacity of 7 MV to 9 MV power per year and the electricity generated will be used for the median and avenue along 158-km ORR.

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