ORR Growth Corridor, ORR Phase II to complete by May 2010To ensure systematic and planned growth in the growth corridor of the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is preparing an Urban Design Control plan. In other words, HMDA will decide every aspect of structures that come up along the ORR Growth Corridor (ORRGC), including construction and architecture and urban features like pavements and streetlights, metro rail stations, bus bays and hoardings.
HMDA is also planning to amend the HMDA Act, 2008, by incorporating growth corridor in it. The plan for urban design features for ORR growth corridor will be completed within three months.
The municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD ) department had issued a GO in July, 2008, freezing one kilometre on either side of the ORR as Hyderabad Outer Ring Road Growth Corridor (ORRGC) and special development regulations. The growth corridor is divided into two special development zones (SDZ).SDZ 1 consists of areas within or inside the ORR (towards the city side and within ORR growth corridor), while SDZ 2 comprises areas outside the ORR (away from the city side) and within the ORR growth corridor.
To discourage haphazard growth, HMDA would allow construction of apartment complexes and other non-residential structures only if the minimum Plot size is 1,000 square metres with abutting road width of minimum 12.2 metres. Also, plot owners would have to leave minimum 15 metres setback, which is about 45 feet. A special impact fee would be levied for constructions in the ORRGC as special incentives are given for big projects like integrated townships, IT and ITES projects.
Now,HMDA is preparing an urban design control with specification of each and every aspect that may come up in the growth corridor. For instance, hoardings would be allowed only near junctions and underpasses of ORR. If they are allowed everywhere, HMDA officials fear they might lead to accidents as minimum vehicle speed would be 120 km/h. When it comes to constructions, architecture, construction material, height and other features, only specified plans and features of construction would be allowed in ORRGC.
At junctions and signage points, there would be specifications like landscaping and greenery. We will give specific places for construction of metro rail stations, hotels and dhabas, public facilities, bus bays and street furniture in the urban design control, the official said. According to the officials, all streetlights, signages and urban furniture like pavements would be of international standard. Source: TOI 20/4/10
ORR phase-II A to be completed by May’10
The HMDA is set to complete the phase IIA of the Outer Ring Road in May next year, six months ahead of schedule, officials said. Work between Shamsha-bad and Pedda Amberpet is on in full swing. Officials who inspected the works on Saturday said 40 per cent work was complete.
“We asked the contractors to complete the work as early as possible,” said Mr A. Suresh Babu, deputy general manager of the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited. “Public money will be saved if the work is completed ahead of schedule.”
The project has been taken up on build-operate-transfer mode and the estimated cost of the second phase is Rs 2,439 crore.
The 62.3-km ORR Phase-IIA has been divided into five packages. Work is being taken up between Narsing and Patancheru. After completion of the stretch, the HMDA will shift its focus to the third phase. HMDA officials said they had acquired land for the phase-IIB to avoid delay in taking up the works.
“Phase-IIB between Patancheru and Pedda Amberpet will be taken up shortly with assistance of Rs.3,558 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency,” he said. The 71.3-km phase-IIB is being divided into six packages.
The last phase will cover Kandlakoi, Shamirpet and Ghatkesar. According to officials, the civic body will develop intelligent transport mechanism on ORR to ensure safe travel for the public. Toll fee will be collected on the basis of the construction cost. Source: DC 14/6/09
NCC bags Hyderabad ORR Contracts amounting to 648 Crore
Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Construction Company has bagged two packages of the phase II-B of Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (ORR) Project. Kuwait-based United Gulf Constructions won contract for package one of Phase-II B.
The total cost of the three packages in Phase-II B extending up to 33-km is over Rs 842 crore and will be executed with loan from Japan International Co-operation Agency.
The state government has issued orders approving the selection of the above two companies to execute the last of the three packages in the ORR project. The companies were selected for their lowest bids. With the awarding of this contract, all the civil works pertaining to the 158-km-long ORR have been covered.
The United Gulf Constructions Co W.L.L, Kuwait, bagged the contract for Package One from Shamirpet to Keesara (10.3 km) for Rs 195 crore, which is 17.73 less than the esti- mated contract value.
The Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd bagged package two and three, from Keesara to Ghatkesar (11 km) and Ghatkesar to Pedda Amberpet (12 km) for Rs 347.84 crore and Rs 300 crore, respectively. Both the contract values are 19.42 per cent and 16.64 per cent lower than the estimated contract value, respectively.
The successful bidders have to complete the project within 30 months, which will mark the completion of civil works contract of the ambitious ORR project connecting the core city with surrounding areas and neighbouring districts.
Source: DC 25/2/10