KTR asks officials to develop new roads, widen existing ones in Hyderabad

MAUD Minister KTR wanted the officials to focus on micro planning for roads development in the city.

By Author  |  Published: 9th Jul 2020  7:15 pm
MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao in a meeting with officials on Thursday

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao stressed the need to develop new roads and widen the existing ones in tune with Hyderabad Master Plan to meet the future requirements.

During a meeting with engineering section of GHMC and other departments here on Thursday, the Minister wanted the officials to focus on micro planning for roads development in the city.
To ensure effective micro planning, Hyderabad could be segmented into four zones.

Accordingly, zone-wise detailed report of existing road infrastructure, widening the existing ones and future requirements should be submitted, he said.

“The report should include all details like plans for junction development, bus bay constructions, provision of public toilets etc. Rope in technical experts, consultants and prepare a preliminary report and submit it in a month,” Rama Rao instructed the officials.

GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar was directed to ensure a median is constructed on all 100 feet roads, besides development of greenery.

In addition to these aspects, the Minister also reviewed the progress of grid roads, radial roads, missing and link roads development. Under first phase, construction of 23 link roads will be completed by this month-end, officials informed the Minister.

They also said the road maintenance works taken up under Comprehensive Road Maintenance Programme (CRMP) was yielding desired results. Compared to last June rainfall, there was 50 per cent excess rainfall this June but there were not many road related complaints, they said.

Officials also informed the Minister that first phase of CRMP works were nearing completion and this will be followed with focus on footpath, medians and sanitation maintenance works, according to a press release.

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