And suddenly the world got smaller

Can you imagine what one 3 KM stretch of new road can do! Am talking about the new road between Hitech city and Kukatpally (JNTU). There was a time when Kukatpally and Balanagar and beyond were considered very remote, for the knowledge workers of Hitec city. Mainly because, one had to endure 12-15 KM of traffic to get to here from there, though it is just about 4 KM as the crow flies. And then some smart beureucrat (yes. they do think and act sometimes :-) ) decided to get a new road along the crows’ flight path. Perhaps, there were other motivations also, not the least being this new mega housing project just getting completed in Kukatpally. Regardless, the road was concieved. Approved. And most importantly, built in just 3 months!

And now .. I met someone that has bought a house in a gated community, at the mandatory astronomical price (!) For the first time I saw someone refer to Bahadurpalli as being “not so far: from Hitec city. And this place (near Satyam Tech center) was until recently considered very very remote!

And given the huge popularity of this road, the city and HUDA are planning more such link roads. Good foir us!

2 Comments so far

  1. keerthi (unregistered) on June 28th, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    Not to forget this new road had increased the traffic troubles at the cyber towers junction. On a bad day, it takes 20 mins to cover 2kms from madhapur to cybertowers because of this traffic.

  2. Ramesh (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    Quite true. I live just beyond the junction. I feel the problem is more the lack of effective traffic management than the higher volume of traffic. Preventing a few right turns at the intersection may help. (This used to be the case earlier for a while before the new road came up.)

    IN any case, guess this is an intersection that is a perfect candidate for a flyover. :-)

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