Hyderabad: Minister for Municipal and Urban Development KT Rama Rao has said that the development of over 137 missing and link roads under GHMC has been taken up at a cost of Rs 1000 crore. The development of these roads is done under Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Ltd (HRDCL) an organisation established to take care of road development in the Capital region.
Replying to a set of questions on link roads during Question hour in the Legislative Council here on Monday, the Minister said that so far 21 of the link road works covering a distance of 28.76 kilometers have been completed at a cost of 210 crore and the remaining will be completed within two years. “In all we have started four different programmes in the past six years of time. Under Comprehensive Road Maintenance Programme (CRMP) 709 kilometer of road has been given for maintenance to private companies. The Rs 1800 crore programme will run for five years, ” he said.
In addition to HRDCL the regular road maintenance programme is also going on, however several mega projects such Skyways require clearance from centre, he said. ” We have planned two Skyways, one on Rajiv Rahadari and the other on Nagpur road. Both require clearance from the Centre. For five years we have been waiting for 100 acres of cantonment land,” he said.
He added that while the Stet government is widening roads and adding more link roads in the city the Defense ministry is shutting down roads that pass through the cantonment areas. He urged the BJP members in the Council and Assembly to wield their influence and secure permissions pending with the central government. He added that IDPL-Dilsukhnagar, Kaitalapur ROB, Hitech City RUB, Kukatpally-Gachibowli link, Anandbagh RUB and Tukaram Gate RUB are under different stages. He also assured members that sign boards will be erected at all link roads to create awareness for road users.
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