Hyderabad road repairs in mission mode

GHMC to also form Rapid Action Teams, which will take up immediate repair works from Nov

By Author  |  Published: 20th Oct 2019  12:01 amUpdated: 20th Oct 2019  12:25 am

Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will take up the long-awaited road repair works from October 22 to November 10. This apart, a special Rapid Action Team will be formed to take up immediate repair works on the damaged stretches.

Considering the weather conditions, the GHMC has also extended the ban on road cutting for laying cable lines, pipelines and other works till December 1.

During the City Convergence meeting held here on Friday, GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar said all BT mix machines would continue to work round the clock to expedite road repair works and that all the major repair works would be covered during the period.

The proposed Rapid Action Teams to take up immediate repair works of damaged roads would be on the job from November onwards, he said.

With plans being made to offer the maintenance of major roads covering 680 km on a contract basis to private agencies, the GHMC is now focusing on maintenance of internal roads in a more effective manner and ensure durability. Towards this, instructions were issued to engineers to supervise the works closely and also to take up repairs on the stretches, which were dug up by the HMWS&SB as part of emergency works.

Further, Ranga Reddy district officials informed they had identified places to reconstruct three temples, which were obstructing the causeway on the old Mumbai Highway road. At Owaisi junction, the Commissioner instructed the stakeholders to inspect the site for removal of utilities for executing SRDP projects works.

The GHMC has requested the Joint Collector, Hyderabad, to hand over two acres of land beside ABN News Channel for constructions of double bedrooms houses for the poor and also the adjacent vacant land for construction of a community hall.

Joint Collector G Ravi informed that the RDO concerned had already submitted the report and the process of handing over the land to the GHMC will be completed shortly.

Meanwhile, the municipal corporation has decided to utilise treated water from sewerage treatment plants (STPs) for GHMC parks. The GHMC Commissioner issued instructions to the officials of Biodiversity to supply the water with tanks to the parks, according to a press release.

KTR directs GHMC to develop link roads

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao on Saturday directed Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials to develop link roads, especially in the western parts of the city, to ease traffic congestion.

Officials have been instructed to identify routes and lands for developing link roads in the IT corridor. During a meeting with top officials of the MA&UD Department here on Saturday, the Minister said traffic congestion could be eased if minor stretches of new connecting link roads were developed. Focus should be on identifying these small connecting link roads to ease traffic congestion, he said.

Accordingly, officials are now drawing plans to develop link roads from Borabanda – Miyapur main road to Hitec city and Madhapur areas. Similarly, connecting roads and main roads will be laid from Jubilee Hills to Knowledge city, Old Bombay Highway. Emphasis is being laid on developing new arterial roads from Financial District to Kokapet, Tellapur, Nizampet, Kukatpally, Hafizpet and eventually connecting with the Outer Ring Road.

In addition to this, the Minister instructed officials to immediately convene meetings with Railway officials on finalising locations for construction of Road Under-Bridges and Road Over-Bridges for smooth flow of traffic in different areas.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar and other senior officials were present.

Meanwhile, MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar has invited suggestions on crucial missing links, which if connected, provide important road connectivity or continuation. “These could be on account of railway tracks, land acquisition problems etc. Minister KT Rama Rao reviewed at length and we wish to take up such link roads on priority,” he tweeted.


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