The State government is committed to cleansing the Musi river, says Minister Mr KTR


The Municipal Administration minister Mr K T Rama Rao has said that the TRS government is committed to cleansing the Musi river. It will take up cleaning and beautification of the riverfront areas.

He was answering questions of the Opposition parties in the Assembly and explained that efforts are on for the purpose.

Under the stewardship of chief minister Mr KCR, meetings were held in 2014 and 2015 with famous architect Hafiz. Plans are being devised to carry out permanent works. There were 54 major drains and 94 percent of the drain flows into Musi river. Thus it turned out as a big drain and fully contaminated.

To carry out all the works, a Musi riverfront development corporation was floated. Plans are being prepared to develop walkways along the river at Nagole, Chaderghat, Muslimgunj bridge besides beautifying the locations.

To clean the floating garbage in the river, at 10 places floating trash barriers were introduced. To reduce and prevent bad smell from the river, Hydraulic excavators and fogging operations are being carried out, Mr Rama Rao explained to the members of the Assembly.

To another question, the minister said a multi-pronged strategy is being adopted for the comprehensive development of Hyderabad city. The government had come up with strategic development of roads with an outlay of Rs 37.70 crore. Under the SRDP, works worth Rs 8.52 crore were taken up at 47 places. So far Rs 2.49 crores were spent to complete 27 works. Rest 20 works are being executed by the GHMC 17 works, three works by R&B and National Highways are underway.

Under the SRDP second phase, with Rs 450 crore, a flyover near Uppal, two flyovers at Khairtabad are being taken up. Similarly, at a multi-level flyover in Karawan constituency, fox sagar development woks, Qutubullahpur are also underway.

Mr Rama Rao said scores of development works are underway across the capital city. The visiting investors and tourists are amazed at the city’s development, particularly the roads, sanitation, and greenery.


By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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