Hyderabad To Get A Swanky Glass Skywalk For Pedestrians Like The Glacier Sky Bridge In Canada

by Tania Tarafdar 3561

The architectural and cultural heritage of India has always made us proud. And while the old heritage buildings and constructions of our country stand out when we compare it to the rest of the world, there are many new engineering marvels which are leaving us amazed. The Atal Tunnel has been in the news of late for the architectural wonder that it is. And now Hyderabad is coming up with a swanky skywalk for pedestrians at the busy Mehdipatnam junction. The skywalk will connect the Military Garrison area with the Rythu Bazar on the other side of the road, beneath the PVNR Expressway.


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The Pedestrian Facility Will Have Six Access Points

Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, and acting HMDA Commissioner Arvind Kumar announced this news through his social media account. He said the design for the glass & steel skywalk had MA & UD Minister K.T.Rama Rao’s nod, and bids would be called for by the HMDA. The pedestrian facilities in one of the busiest stretches in the city would have six access points for thousands of people attempting to cross the road every day. Hyderabad To Get Gorgeous Night Bazaar Along Banks Of Hussain Sagar.

The Sky Walk Will Have 16 Lifts

The design proposed for the skywalk is genuinely unique. It will be supported by suspension cords with 6.15 metres ground clearance and will be supported by heavy-duty suspension on both sides. Each of the six access ways will have a staircase, apart from 10 lifts of 36 passengers capacity, and six lifts for 15 passengers respectively. There will also be an elevator chair setting for physically challenged people. A commercial complex with a two-lane bus bay on the ground floor is also a part of the project. Charminar In Hyderabad Reopens With Safety Measures Including Thermal Checks & Sanitisation.

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The estimated cost of the skywalk is ₹34.28 crores. Mehdipatnam is one of the eight skywalks proposed in the city. While all locations have not been disclosed yet, the ones under consideration include Uppal, Dilsukhnagar, RTC Crossroads, Secunderabad Railway Station, and Madina Junction.