Roads are the life-line of nation providing transportation facility over the length and breadth of country. Systematic development of road is one of the important pre-requisites for development and acceleration of Socio-economic growth of the Country. Among the different modes of transportation systems, road transport carries more than 80 percent of the Goods and Passenger traffic. The network of roads, particularly from villages to town/cities facilitates speedy movement of goods and services and ensures higher growth trends, social integrity and well-being of the society. The productivity and efficiency of Road transport is directly linked with the availability and quality of Road network.
Roads and Buildings Department, Telangana State, came into existence on 02-06-2014, on formation of Telangana State. The Operations of the department are conducted, in the name and authority of the Governor of Telangana. The Minister for Roads & Buildings in the State Cabinet is responsible to the State Legislature relating to the works of the Department.
The Department strives to provide efficient, affordable, customer-focused, environmentally sustainable integrated transportation solutions, connecting villages, towns, cities and centers of industry, commerce, tourism and pilgrimage across the State. The department constructs and maintains roads and bridges on all roads under its control.
In Telangana State, the road assets of R&B Dept. comprises of 24,245 kms of road length with 3,152 kms of State Highways, 12,079 kms of Major District Roads, and 9,014 kms of Other District Roads. 16 National Highways are passing through the State of Telangana covering a length of 2,690 kms, out of which 868 kms are with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Ministry of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Government of India provides complete financial support for the development and maintenance of National Highways under the control of the department.
R&B Department, Telangana is also responsible for construction and maintenance of Government Buildings of various State Government Departments aggregating to 54.50 lakhs square feet area (Non-Residential Buildings – 13.13 lakhs Sq.fts and Residential Buildings – 41.37 lakhs Sq.fts) and acts as the custodian of State Government Buildings and the appurtenant lands.