Technical consultants’ reports are ready and many tenders have been finalised, says Mayor

GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu on Monday said that capital works to the tune of Rs.1,000 crore are ready for grounding in the next one year. It includes the nearly Rs. 400 crore works under the Greater Hyderabad Development Plan (GHDP) initiated last year and entailing construction of flyovers, link roads, footpaths, drains and so on.

At a press conference flanked by Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain, Mr. Krishna Babu said that technical consultants’ reports are ready and many tenders have been either finalised or are on the last stages of assortment. In the current year, works worth Rs.600 crore have been taken up and are under various stages of completion, he said. Among the works listed are laying the foundation stone for the Tolichowki flyover at an estimated cost of Rs. 28 crore plus Rs. 12 crore towards land acquisition. Road over bridge at Kandikal is under progress and is to be completed soon at an estimated cost of Rs. 22.9 crore plus Rs. 5 crore towards land acquisition.

Land acquisition

The Mayor said the Lakdikapul bridge will be opened as soon as a couple more properties are removed. The Fatehnagar road under bridge is ready for inauguration while the road under bridge at the Rail Nilayam is under progress at a cost of Rs. 28 crore plus Rs. 6 crore for land acquisition.

Twenty-two of the 221 junctions proposed to be improved under the HTRIMS (advanced traffic signalling system) have been improved at a cost of Rs. 25 crore. Lakes and 375 open spaces are to be ‘protected’ at an estimated cost of Rs. 36.29 crore. Rain harvesting pits were dug at 2,571 locations and several burial grounds have been improved, he claimed.

Mr. Hussain said close to 2,000 persons got jobs at the melas conducted in two zones and a similar number of aspirants were being trained last year. Bank linkages for 4,974 self-help groups have been formed with Rs. 78.81 crore.

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