Hyderabad Outer Ring Road: Works On Narsingi Entry-Exit Points Nears Completion, To Reduce Traffic Congestion


The ORR is a 158-km-long eight-lane motorway with access control and has a total of 19 access points.

The work on the Narsingi entry-exit points on the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (ORR) is almost finished and will be ready in about 10 days.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has recommended these departure and access points due to the proliferation of residential and commercial establishments in Narsingi and parts of Gandipet.

Furthermore, Narsingi is adjacent to the Financial District and Gachibowli, all of which are undergoing significant development.

The road from ORR to Narsingi becomes congested during peak hours due to heavy vehicular traffic, and future improvements are intended to provide relief for motorists.

There is now an eight-kilometre gap between the Kokapet and Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) interchanges on the ORR.

The ORR entry ramp at the Narsingi flyover would connect traffic arriving from Narsingi and Gandipet and heading towards Rajendra Nagar and Shamshabad.

Once these entry/exit points are operational, traffic congestion on the service roads and internal roads in and around Narsingi is projected to be eased. They will also improve access to the ORR and reduce commute times.

The ORR is a 158-km-long eight-lane motorway with access control and has a total of 19 access points.

The ORR connects several areas: Narsing–Kokapet–Patancheru–Medchal–Shamirpet–Ghatkesar–Pedda Amberpet–Shamshabad–TSPA–Narsing–Nanakramguda–Gachibowli.

Further, service roads are developed with two-lane undivided sections on both sides of the ORR.

The ORR also connects with other significant national highways and state highways.

Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (Wikimedia Commons)

ORR Facelift

The 4.5-metre-wide cycle track is also planned alongside the ORR for 22 km in two stretches, in the western parts of Hyderabad, ie, 8.45 km from Nanakramguda to the Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) and 13.8 km from Narsingi to Kollur.

The cycle track would cover the areas adjoining the city’s IT hub and rapidly emerging residential areas.

HGCL will implement the plan, inspired by such facilities in South Korea.

The Telangana government aims to complete this unique project in 2023 itself, before the state goes to polls in November or December this year.