Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain chaired the GHMC’s Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday where it was decided to approach the government to get an order issued at the earliest for waiving penal interest on pending property tax dues.

Commissioner Somesh Kumar told the panel that Rs.1,000 crore in accumulated arrears were to be collected from one lakh assesses.

Proposals for the development of roads No.4 and 14 in Banjara Hills as well as roads No.1 and 4 in Jubilee Hills, at a cost of Rs.7.5 crore, were put forward.

A new sports complex is to come up on a 6.17-acre site at KPHB Colony with a cricket ground, volleyball court, basketball court and a security room at a cost of Rs.5 crore in the first phase. A model road would be developed from Chilkalguda junction to OU-Tarnaka main road at a cost of Rs.3.5 crore, with another Rs.5.8 crore being spent on the road from Sitaphalmandi flyover to Jamai Osmania Railway Station.

Mr. Somesh Kumar said the Laxmi Nagar Junction between PVNR pillar No. 67 and 68 would be improved for better traffic mobility. Another vent under the flyover between pillar No. 68 and 69 would be opened, open space would be facilitated and pedestrian refuge islands would be provided for safe crossing. A sum of Rs.20 lakh was approved for the same and tenders would to be called soon.

He also visited the Tolichowki flyover works and directed officials concerned to ensure the project was expedited. At the Mehdipatnam Rythu Bazaar, he suggested opening of another vent between pillar No. 4 and 5 plus 13 and 14 for better ‘U’ turn while retaining current ‘U’ at pillar No. 3 and 4 for better traffic management.

It was also proposed to construct new modern bus shelters with bus bays along the boundary of the Rythu Bazar duly restricting the vending activity into the bus bay areas. Another ‘U’ turn was to be facilitated underneath the Masab Tank flyover on a trial basis for smaller vehicles to move.

Training for youth

GHMC will organise a driver-cum-owner programme for unemployed youth between 21 and 35 years of age. White card holders with a valid driving licence and with a minimum experience of three years and badge number can apply. Applicants should foot 15 per cent of the project cost. For details, call 040-2-11-11-111.

Applicants should be ready to contribute 15 per cent of the project cost. Interested persons can approach the GHMC zonal offices on February 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with necessary documents and photos. Call on 040-21111111 for details.

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