Hyderabad will have its first solar-powered cycle lane by next year
Hyderabad will soon have a 23 km cycle lane with a solar roof, very similar to the cycle highways of Daejeon and Sejong in South Korea. Telangana Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao will lay the foundation for the cycle path along the outer ring road service road on Tuesday.
Tweeting a computer-generated video on Twitter, the minister said the plan was to deliver the cycle path by summer next year. The proposed cycle path, 23 km long and 4.5 meters wide, would connect Nanakramguda and the TSPA circle and Narsingi and Kollur. The solar roof will produce 16 MW of electricity.
Promised that we would develop a world class cycle lane with a solar roof in Hyderabad. Lay the foundations tomorrow for a first 21 KM
Plan to deliver it before summer 2023 👍 pic.twitter.com/YTUzvfb4XX
– KTR (@KTRTRS) September 5, 2022
According to a press release, Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL) will construct the cycle lanes. The solar project is to be implemented in a Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model where a RESCO operator will invest all of the initial capital expenditure of the solar panels, maintain the project for approximately 25 years and provide power. electricity to the government at a reduced price. price, he said.
A team of officials from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and HGCL had already traveled to South Korea to study the proposed bicycle path between Daejon and Sejong.
According to them, the proposed cycle lane in Hyderabad is an improvised version of the South Korean model with better aesthetics that offers more facilities like lighting, rain protection, parking and other amenities like bicycle stands. food etc.
The cycle track would cover a distance of 8.5 km between Nanakramguda and the Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) and a distance of 14.5 km between Narsingi and Kollur. The cycle path will run alongside the ORR service road between the main carriageway and the landside service road.
The pilot project launched near the city’s IT corridor is expected to benefit a large number of bicycle users who cycle to the office.
Minister @KTRTRS lays the first stone on September 6 of a one-of-a-kind 3-lane cycle path, 4.5 meters wide and 21 km along the #ORR on the Nanakramguda-TSPA and Narsingi-Kollur section. It is topped with a solar roof and will operate 24/7 with full security features including CCTV pic.twitter.com/iWtCJFxXpU
— Arvind Kumar (@arvindkumar_ias) September 5, 2022
The track will also have a green space of one meter on each side. Guardrails, CCTVs and 24 hour lighting will also be provided. In the first phase, 21 km of the 23 km will be covered with a solar roof with an installed capacity of 16 MW, according to a tweet from Arvind Kumar, the Special Chief Secretary (Urban Development).