Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is going to inaugurate the Srinivasa Setu elevated expressway project in Tirupati in November.
The six km long flyover between the Tiruchanur highway junction and Kapila Theertham is taken up to decrease traffic congestion in Tirupati by providing easy access to Tirumala bound pilgrims arriving through Chennai and Bengaluru routes by avoiding traffic congestions.
The flyover also has exit routes from Renigunta and Karakambadi meant for vehicles from Vijayawada and Hyderabad, respectively.
The Rs 684 crore project funded by Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is expected to decrease the 40-minute drive amid heavy traffic in the past to just 10 to 12 minutes by avoiding half a dozen junctions.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and the Tirupati smart city corporation limited are funding this project at a 67 per cent and 33 per cent ratio.
Following a review with Tirupati municipal commissioner on Friday (29 October), TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy directed the temple officials to speed up the release of funds to the contractors engaged in the flyover works so that the project will be completed on time without any delay, reports The Times Of India.