Hyderabad: The Uppal Skywalk has opened today, and the Mehdipatnam Skywalk will shortly follow.
The skyway above the congested Uppal crossroads was inaugurated for pedestrians on Monday at a cost of Rs 25 crore, giving them a safe option while crossing the perpetually congested roads and facilitating driving.
Nearly serving as the city’s entrance, the Uppal crossroads is created by the intersection of two important arterial routes, NH 163, and the Inner Ring Road (ORR).
Each day, more than 30,000 people go outside of Hyderabad on around 435 bus trips, while over 25,000 people use the Uppal metro station. Commuters and pedestrians who crossed the intersection’s roadways were constantly in danger.
The 660-meter-long skywalk is a loop-shaped centrally supported walkway. It is three to four metres broad and occasionally expands to a height of six metres. It has a 9.25 m total height. There are 9 lifts, Eight elevators, six staircases, and four escalators for access.
The entrance and exit points can be found next to the Nagole Metro station, on Ramanthapur Road (KV Corner), within the GHMC theme park, at the Warangal Bus Stop (near the GHMC Office), next to the police station and MRO office, and just across from the electrical sub-station.
The Skywalk and conference centre at the Uppal Shilparamam, built by HMDA at a cost of Rs 25 crore, were both officially opened by MA&UD minister K.T. Rama Rao.
Skywalk at Mehdipatnam
The Mehdipatnam Skywalk development is currently being prepared for. With 11 lifts and a length of 390 meters, this skywalk will make it simple for people to travel throughout the busy intersection’s various regions. The skywalk will contain five hop-on stations that are near to other famous locations, in addition to Rythu Bazar, the Defence complex wall, the Mehdipatnam bus bay area, the Asif Nagar police station, and the Gudimalkapur crossroads.
The construction of this skywalk will provide a much-needed break for the locals who frequently face difficulties when trying to get through this congested intersection.
Both the Uppal and Mehdipatnam skywalks will help Hyderabad’s pedestrians by reducing traffic.