To expedite road repairs and patchworks, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning a new bitumen (BT) mix plant at Deepthisri Nagar in two months.
This will be in addition to the two BT plants at Fathullaguda (cold mix) and Chudi Bazaar currently being operated by the municipal corporation. The third plant is being set up to attend to long term requirements of road repairs in the city.
Already, the machine for setting up the plant has arrived and works will commence shortly. BT mix plants provide the mixed metal and BT material for taking up road works and pothole filling works.
A few months ago, the municipal corporation had set up a BT plant at Fathullaguda as the 30-tonne per hour capacity plant at Chudi Bazaar was the only one available for the requirements of the entire city.
As this was leading to logistics challenges and other issues, GHMC as a means to decentralise the supply of BT for expediting road repair works, set up the Fathullaguda plant.
While the Fathullaguda plant is taking care of the LB Nagar and Secunderabad zone requirements, Chudi Bazaar is handling the Central zone and Charminar zone.
The new plant coming up at Deepthisri Nagar will cater to the requirements of Kukatpally, Serilingampally and parts of Secunderabad zone. This plant is being set up at a cost of about Rs.90 lakh, including Rs 46 lakh for the machine and other accessories.