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Hyderabad, ULBs set for image makeover

Published: 9th Jul 2021 11:41 pm | Updated: 10th Jul 2021 12:38 am

Hyderabad: Hyderabad, already reckoned as a hotspot investment and employment destination in the country, is all set to undergo further transformation in a big way with Elevated Bus Rapid Transit System (Metro Neo or EBRTS) project on the KPHB-Financial District-Kokapet corridor under Public-Private-Partnership mode, 15 bridges planned on River Musi, development of Greenfield Township district at Neopolis Kokapet, skywalks and urban tree parks, some of them in implementation stage and others in the pipeline for execution in near future.

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Besides Hyderabad, the 141 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the State are also set to get major image makeover that includes establishment of waste processing plants, setting up of faecal sludge treatment plant, integrated vegetable and meat markets, new water supply schemes and tree parks that would provide lung spaces across the State. In fact, going by the Action Plan of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department for 2021-22, it appears that the year would be action-packed with development works planned in all the ULBs across the State.

The Greenfield Township district at Neopolis Kokapet that is being developed will see the latest infrastructure facilities, and once developed, it is expected to provide employment to about a million people in the next five to seven years.

MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao, releasing the department’s annual report here on Friday, said: “Perhaps, in one-of-its-kind effort in the country or even internationally during the pandemic adversity, we made use of the available time during the lockdown and could take up major urban infrastructure works, especially laying new greenfield link road, flyovers, RoBs and recarpeting existing roads.”

Observing that the State government effectively utilised working time of 12 to 16 hours a day, he said this was possible because the roads or locations were sans traffic as compared to about three to four hours during normal time. “We could complete infrastructure works in a record time of two to four months that otherwise would have taken nine months to a year,” Rama Rao said.

The Minister said that with half the population of Telangana residing in urban areas, infrastructure and comprehensive development of ULBs remain a priority for the government.

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