Defence Ministry agrees to transfer 33 acres of land; line clear for 2 skyways in Hyderabad

The continued efforts of IT & Municipal Minister Mr KT Rama Rao have yielded results. After nine-year-long efforts, the Defence Ministry has agreed to part with 33 acres of land for the sky-way project of the state government. The credit goes to the Municipal minister Mr Rama Rao who called on the union ministers umpteen times to seek their consent.

It may be noted that the State government has planned for the expansion of the metro rail network to ease traffic congestion. The plans in the Secunderabad area did not take off as they needed land that is under the Defence Ministry. It delayed handing over the 33 acres of land needed for the construction of flyovers and metro rail tracks.

The state government decided to construct skyways on Rajiv Rahadari and National Highway 44. As the land falls under the Cantonment area of the Defence Ministry, the state government has requested for handing over the same. It has agreed to give the same extent of land to the Defence ministry elsewhere in the city. The unrelenting central government kept the issue pending for the past nine years.

Minister Mr KTR has said it was planned the state cabinet that met on July 31, 2023, decided to construct double-decker skyways from Jubilee Bus station to Thumkunta on Rajiv Rahadari and from Patny centre to Kandlakoya on the national highway. The government is ready to go ahead with the construction as soon as they get permission from the central government, the minister said.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao