Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has directed the officials to raise colourful and attractive plants on both sides of the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
With the Ghatkesar-Shameerpet stretch of ORR set to be completed by next January, the chief minister said it would increase the vehicular traffic and hence suggested officials to provide a pleasant experience for those using the stretch.
The chief minister on Tuesday surveyed the ORR, covering Kandlakoya, Gachibowli, Shamshabad, Nagarjuna Sagar Road, Vijayawada Road up to Ghatkesar along with GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar, HMDA commissioner Shalini Mishra, Haritha Haaram OSD Priyanka Verghese among others. He also instructed the officials to take up plantations in the vacant lands along Warangal, Medchal, Mumbai, Vikarabad, Old Bombay and Bangalore highways. He suggested them to take up plantations along the Rajiv Rahadhari, Gandi Maisamma Road, Narsapur-Medak Road, Chevella and Narsingi Road. The chief minister also proposed construction of a bridge from Musi River on the Vijayawada-Warangal Road till the ORR near Gandipet, covering 42 km.
Later in a review meeting with officials, Rao sought measures to improve the lung space in Hyderabad and to provide the city with good green cover.
In the wake of rising land prices, he said the forest lands were under threat and asked them to take up measures to prevent the same. The CM, who also visited reserve forest in and around Medchal, told authorities there to protect trees and to take up more plantations.
Source: The New Indian Express