Hyderabad: Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao directed the officials concerned to speed up the ongoing road works.
He said that this was working season and everyone has to be proactive in completing works as rains may come in the month of June.
The Minister reviewed the progress of works taken up by GHMC in coordination with Hyderabad Road Development Corporation on Saturday at Buddha Bhavan.
KTR said that the State Government aims at making Hyderabad a traffic free city as it was the fastest growing city in India. He informed that Telangana has got recognition as the State which has best utilized lock down period. He said some more works would start in the month of May.
The Minister instructed the officials to get ready for completion of works as per timelines. He also told officials to expedite land acquisition issues where link roads works were taken up under packages. At the same time, he said humanitarian aspect shall prevail towards poor people and labour who are evacuated from that place.
He instructed the officials to provide rehabilitation to the evacuated persons. He said 120 feet road width should be maintained in those roads which are getting merged with link roads to National Highways. In future, these areas will be developed multi-folded with these roads, he said.
KTR stressed on coordination between HMDA and other wings to develop SRDP and link roads. He explained that the works should be taken up in such a way that it caters to the future needs. He announced that the Hyderabad City Master Plan would be updated soon.
Keeping in view the requirement, land should be acquired and road works should be taken up, he said. He instructed the officials to acquire lands required on war footing basis for completion of ongoing railway underpass, railway over bridges and other new projects. He also informed that there is no dearth of funds for land acquisition.
GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, MAUD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner D.S.Lokesh Kumar, Ex.MP / Contact Agency Managing Director Pongulati Srinivas Reddy, EVDM Director Viswajith, CCP Devender Reddy, ENC Sridhar, Chief Engineer Ziyauddin, SEs, EEs and other officials participated. (INN)