Hyderabad: The State Government is proposing to establish an airport at Jakranpally mandal of Nizamabad district and RITES, a Central government entity, is being roped in to conduct the feasibility study.
The proposed airport will be spread over Argul, Kolipyaka, Thorlikonda, Manoharabad and Jakranpally villages. The State Government has identified 1,611 acres covering these villages. Of the 1611 acres, 809 acre is government land and the rest is patta land, said Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao during question hour in the Legislative Council here on Friday.
Replying to a question raised by TRS MLC R. Bhoopathi Reddy, the Minister said RITES will be conducting a techno and economic feasibility study. After submission of the study report, traffic demand and forecast report etc, application for site clearance from Ministry of Civil Aviation and No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Defence will be sought, he explained.
Meanwhile, Roads and Buildings Minister T. Nageswara Rao dismissed allegations that irregularities had taken place in Group II examination conducted recently by TSPSC.
In reply to a question posed by Leader of Opposition Mohd. Ali Shabbir, Rao, who answered on behalf of the Chief Minister, said the OMR answer sheet and question paper booklet contain serial numbers on them.
Due to the misconception of some invigilators that both numbers should match, they had distributed the OMR sheets again to the candidates. This resulted in some candidates making some corrections on the OMR sheet relating to hall tickets numbers, question booklet series etc. Usually, such sheets have to be invalidated but the Commission took a decision to evaluate them since it was not candidates fault, he informed.
The Minister in reply to another question raised by TRS MLC K. Prabhakar said the Central government had in principle approved to declare National Highway status for the following two State roads to form a Regional Ring Road around Hyderabad.
The Sangareddy- Narsapur-Toopran-Gajwel- Jagdevpur-Bhongir-Choutuppal stretch covering 152 km and Chotuppal-Ibrahimpatnam- Amangal- Shadnagar-Chevella-Shankarpally-Kandi covering 186 kms will form the RRR. A detailed project report was being prepared, he added.