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Better plan Old City development: Chief Secretary Joshi
Better plan Old City development: Chief Secretary Joshi

Better plan Old City development: Chief Secretary Joshi

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Dr. S. K. Joshi today instructed officials concerned to prepare an action plan for development of Old City.

As per the directive of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the plan should be prepared to provide basic amenities he said. Dr. S.K. Joshi held a high level review meeting at Secretariat here with officials and discussed on the old city development plan. Sri Joshi directed the officials to come up with an action plan to provide improved amenities.

He sought measures to construct new reservoirs to cater to drinking water needs of people on permanent basis and lay new pipelines and steps for system strengthening.

The Chief Secretary said that a notification was issued to appoint a consultant to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) on drinking water supply in the old city every day.

The officials informed that they are supplying 124 MGD drinking waters every day in the old city and awaiting permission for a master plan prepared for sewerage lines in Karwan, Nampally segments.

The officials said that Rs 400 cr spent for south Musi sewerage works and completed 5 km works, completing 4 km works and made proposals for one kilometer out of 10.89 km nalas expansion for storm water. The Chief Secretary asked the officials to expedite the works.

He also asked to ensure uninterrupted power supply and drinking water supply and other amenities. Joshi also instructed to build sub stations and make use of transformers in adequate numbers for uninterrupted power supply.

He also directed the officials to fill up teachers on reservation basis in Urdu medium schools and provide power supply in all schools before they opened. To provide improved health facilities in the old city it was decided to open up Basthi Dawakhanas in 13 places and set up them in four places the officials said.

The Chief Secretary asked to take immediate steps for land acquisition through inspection at Dabirpura, Darul Shifa, Miralam, Hafiz Baba Nagar, Chandrayana Gutta areas. Prepare a plan of action for the same and steps for sub stations at Falak Numa, Toli Chowki, Chatrinaka, Malakpet and Karwan areas.

Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) Rajeshwar Tiwari, Special Chief Secretary (Energy) Chitra Ramachandran, Principal Secretary (MA&UD) Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Shanti Kumari, TSSPDCL CMD Raghuma Reddy, HMWS&SB MD Dana Kishore, Hyderabad Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy, Director of School Education Kishan, GHMC Additional Commissioner Bharati Hollikeri and other officials participated in the meeting. (INN)

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