Change Metro Alignment: KCR

Speaking at a meeting organized by traders in Sultan Bazar, KCR demanded that the Metro Rail alignment be changed to save the heritage market. He said TRS would lend its full support to the traders’ agitation.

He criticized the large scale land allotments to L&T. He questioned if this was a Metro project or a real estate project.

He also demanded that the detailed project report be made public and that an all-party meeting be convened to discuss the project.

Prof C Ramachandraiah, who is waging a relentless battle on Hyderabad Metro Rail also spoke at the meeting.

Traders stated that the corridor from Kacheguda crossroads to Putli Bowli, via Badi Chowdi, Sultan Bazaar and Koti would destroy the heritage market.

The Sultan Bazar Parirakshana Samiti had organised a public meeting to air its protest against the construction of the proposed corridor. Traders said that the market was a busy stretch and the authorities should consider alternate routes or options such as an underground track as in the Mumbai metro project for busy areas. Traders argued that scores of livelihoods were dependent on the market and the project would throw their lives out of gear.

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