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The Outer Ring Road is a road-cum-area development project, since its aim is the development of well-planned and well-connected urban settlements around the Hyderabad Metropolitan area.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the development of the Outer Ring Road, called the “Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited" (HGCL), under the Companies Act 1956 on 26th December 2005, with equity participation from INCAP(40%) and HUDA(60%). Currently, INCAP holds 26% and HMDA holds 74% of equity in HGCL.
The ORR is developed as an expressway of 8 lanes divided with access control, and has a total of 19 access points. The ORR has a length of 158 km connecting several areas such as Narsing - Kokapet - Patancheru - Medchal - Shamirpet - Ghatkesar - Pedda Amberpet - Shamshabad - TSPA - Narsing -Nankramguda -Gachibowli. Further, along the ORR, service roads are developed with 2 lanes undivided section, on both sides of ORR.
Objectives of ORR are:
To provide quick access to important nodes in the city & to connect various urban nodes outside the city by connecting the NH and SH network and other important city roads.
To act as a bypass for the through traffic on the national highways and state highways and in turn reduce the accidents by avoiding movement of commercial traffic in the city.
To reduce congestion in the metropolitan area and inner ring road.
To reduce overall pollution in the city and to promote environmental up-gradation.
The ORR is an Access Controlled Expressway with the following salient features:
|Total length||158 Km|
|Design speed||120 Kmph|
|Right of Way (ROW)||150 m|
|Main Carriage Way||8 lanes|
|Hard shoulder for emergency Parking/breakdown vehicles||3 m wide.|
|Width of Central Median||5 m|
|Service Roads on either side||2 lanes|
The Service Road of ORR act as:
An interchange is a grade separated (is the process of aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights) connection between a limited access facility and another road. The primary objective of an interchange is to maintain mainline traffic flow while allowing access to and from the limited access facility. Entry and exit ramps allow traffic to enter or exit a freeway. Every interchange on ORR is provided with toll plazas.
33 Radial Roads including National Highways and State Highways have been identified for improvement to provide improved connectivity between Inner Ring Road and Outer Ring Road. Radial Roads are provided to give connectivity to Growth Centers / Industrial Parks / Satellite Towns, open up new areas to encourage shifting of Industrial /Commercial establishments from non-conforming to conforming areas. Map of Radial Roads
7 Radial Roads viz: RR No. 2,3,4,25,28,29 & 33 for a total length of 53.72 Km have been completed to connect western and southern sectors of the ORR with IRR by widening to 4/6 lanes and strengthened. Details of 7 Radial Roads completed
5 Radial Roads viz: RR-5, 11, 16, 22 & 15 for a total length of 54.43Km connecting Northern and Western sectors of the ORR with IRR, with loan assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have been taken up. Details of 5 Radial Roads under progress
5 Radial Roads of NH for a length of 83.35 Km were already widened and improved. Details of National highways
For improvement of balance 16 Radial roads (for a length of about 185 Km) the Government has issued orders vide G.O Rt. No. 144 T R&B Dept., dated:17.03.2015 transferring the Radial Roads to R&B Department. Details of 16 Radial Roads