Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao plans to organise a panel discussion with people from all sections of society to chalk out plans on how Hyderabad could be developed into a truly global city with world-class infrastructure.
He regretted that the city which saw an estimated 10 lakh people added to its population every year, was neglected by previous governments.
“Hyderabad has been grid-locked 15 years ago and the entire road network is in disarray.
This city is a mix of the old and new and we need to work out solutions keeping this fact in mind,” he said.
“Our endeavour is to thrash out traffic problems by having elevated expressways and multi-level separators to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Initially, we might face land acquisition problems but where it is required, people can be paid double the normal compensation,” he said.
He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Numaish’, a signature, calendar event that Hyderabadis really look forward to every year.
Others present included Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali and Ministers Naini Narsimha Reddy (Home) and Eatala Rajender (Finance).
On the Exhibition Grounds, the Chief Minister said he had plans to develop the area on the lines of Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Recalling that the Exhibition Society functioned and organised the annual ‘Numaish’ on leased land, he promised that in a week he would see that ‘pattas’ were issued.
“Don’t build any more structures here and if required, land can be identified on the outskirts of the State Capital,” he told the Society.
Source: The Hindu