Cycling track to be completed by next year |Image courtesy – K T Rama Rao/ Twitter Hyderabad : The city will soon feature a 23-km long bicycle path with a solar roof, similar to the bike lanes in South Korea’s Daejeon and Sejong. On Tuesday, Telangana Municipal Minister K T Rama Rao laid the groundwork for the bicycle path along the Outer Ring Road service road. The minister explained the intention to deliver the cycle track before summer in a computer-generated video posted to Twitter. The proposed 23 km long, 4.5 m wide cycling track would link Narsingi and Kollur with Nanakramguda and the TSPA circle. 16 MW of electricity will be produced by the solar rooftop.
A news release states that the cycle lanes would be built by Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL). The solar project will be put into action using a Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model, where a RESCO operator will finance the entire initial capital investment of the solar panels, maintain the project for around 25 years, and provide power to the government at a reduced price, it said.
In order to research the Cycle Track Project between Daejon and Sejong, a team of representatives from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and HGCL previously travelled to South Korea.
They claim that the cycle track that is being planned for Hyderabad is an improved version of the South Korean model with superior aesthetics that offers additional amenities like lighting, rain protection, parking, and other amenities like food […]