Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao has directed the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to set up an Assets Protection Cell, on the lines of the one being operated by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. The Cell’s primary function will be to crack a whip on unauthorized structures coming up in the buffer zone of the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
Instructing the officials to initiate stern action against the unauthorised structures in the buffer zone of the ORR, the minister asked them to seek the support of the District Collectors concerned in this regard.
Reviewing the progress of different works, especially provision of basic amenities being executed by the HMDA here on Saturday, Rao directed the officials to expedite the works and asked the HMDA to be prepared and ready to adapt to the new changes in the wake of TS-bPASS.
“Focus should be on planning, visioning and designing and plans should be made accordingly,” the Minister told the officials.
On the works being taken up on the ORR, he instructed officials to lay emphasis on setting up wayside amenities. Complimenting the officials for the greenery and beautification works being executed on ORR, Rao also enquired about the progress in the construction of skywalks at Mehdipatnam and Uppal, besides the measures being taken by HMDA for protecting lakes.
MAUD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar and other senior officials attended the meeting.
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