Hyderabad’s infrastructure in tune with growth, says KTR

In tune with Hyderabad’s growth, infrastructure was being developed with special focus on road network and transportation, said Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.

In the past, Inner Ring Road (IRR) was constructed and then Outer Ring Road (ORR) was developed. Now, a 340-km Regional Ring Road (RRR) is being planned to cater to the city’s transportation requirements, he said.

A 35-radial road network was being developed to connect IRR and ORR and 65 spike roads would be constructed to integrate the existing ORR with RRR for smooth flow of traffic, the Minister said.

Emphasis was being laid on better connectivity with the proposed railway terminals at Cherlapally and Nagulapally as well. Apart from passengers’ convenience, there was a need to develop cargo transportation infrastructure, he said.

Addressing a gathering after laying foundation for logistics parks at Batasingaram and Mangalpally, the Minister wanted the companies to complete the construction at the earliest though the scheduled time was three years.

In a scathing attack on governments in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Rama Rao said Telangana government was pro-farmer and would never acquire lands unless required for development.

Previous governments, on the other hand, had snatched land from farmers and handed over the same to corporates and other organisations with ulterior motives, he said.

“Unlike previous governments, the Telangana government will take lands from farmers only with their consent and after paying compensation,” KTR said.

The Minister assured the Bandi Raviralla farmers that they would shortly be paid a compensation of Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per acre as finalised by experts.

Uppal Bhagath farmers had to wait for 12 years for compensation and it was only after TRS government came to power that they got justice. They were handed over documents recently, he said.

On a request by local elected public representatives on the mosquito menace at Kuntlur village near Pedda Amberpet, the Minister said the government was spending about Rs. 1,600 crore for River Musi development. “If the Kuntlur issue is not addressed under the River Musi development, sufficient funds will be sanctioned to fix the problem,” Rao added.

Source: Telangana Today

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