built by Larsen & Toubro (L & T) across Durgam Cheruvu Lake
here was inaugurated by Telangana Minister K T Rama Rao in
the presence of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.
A unique aspect of this bridge is that it has the
worlds longest precast segmental span of 233.85 m in
concrete for a cable stay bridge, a press release from L & T
"We have constructed it despite the extremely
challenging conditions and difficult terrain that we
encountered and are happy that we could deliver the project
in time even during these unprecedented times of the
pandemic," said S V Desai, whole-time director and senior
executive vice-president (Civil Infrastructure), Larsen &
Constructed under Telanganas Strategic Road
Development Programme, the bridge would ease traffic flow
towards HITEC City reducing commute time from Jubilee Hills
to Madhapur from 30 to a mere 10 minutes and the distance
from Mind Space to Jubilee Hills by 2 km, the release said.
Our association with this young state of Telangana has
been rich and we are proud to have delivered yet another
pearl to the City of Pearls," said S N Subrahmanyan, Chief
Executive Officer and Managing Director, L&T.
The bridge is 435 metres long, including the approaches at
both ends, 25.8 m wide with a total of 52 stay cables.
The approach viaduct and solid ramps are 309.8 m long with
1.8 m wide footpaths on both the sides.
As much as 26,600 cubic metres of concrete, 4,800 tonnes of
steel and 287 tonnes of stay-cables were used in its
While the cables were procured from Germany, everything
else is sourced from India making it an example of the Make
in India movement, the release said. PTI GDK