With metro rail piers construction gathering pace, the GHMC is also is gearing up for quickening the acquisition of more properties en route the three corridors to provide right of way and ease vehicular movement. Fresh land acquisition notices were issued for 47 more properties on the Punjagutta-Nirankari Bhavan (Lakidikapul) road stretch and also 79 properties on the Legislative Assembly-Gandhi Bhavan (Nampally) road stretch now that the elevated metro line alignment final design has been fixed.

GHMC Additional Commissioner (Planning & Projects) K. Dhananjaya Reddy informed that apart from the 126 new properties being acquired, notices have also been issued to 360 plus property owners on the Greenlands-Jubilee Hills road stretch.

“We are taking up land acquisition, demolitions and road widening on a priority according to the six-stage construction schedule prepared by the metro rail authorities,” he said. The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited has disbursed about Rs.234 crore for the work till date. While the project’s right of way is 100 ft roads, widening is being done for 150-200 ft in some sections. Altogether, the municipal corporation mandated with the task has taken over more than 300 properties in the last few months and has 700 more properties to be acquired including government lands, government-vested municipal properties and private properties.

The process of acquisition of properties, demolitions of structures and road widening work was progressing in different phases across the metro rail corridors. Between Punjagutta-Miyapur along falling on the Line One – Miyapur-L.B.Nagar, about 350 properties are to be taken over.

Of the 350 properties targeted between Musheerabad-Kacheguda falling on Line Two – JBS to Falaknuma, 170 were demolished. Demolitions are underway for nine of the 72 properties on the Musheerabad-Chikkadpally stretch, nine properties at Erragadda, nine of eighty-five properties at Chaderghat.

With the road to be widened to 200 ft from Bharatnagar to Kukatpally, 290 properties will face the crowbar. About 19 properties are on line between Nalgonda crossroads and Mahaboob Mansion, 24 properties Bharatnagar, 80 including 12 Government lands between Chikkadpally-Kacheguda, 72 properties between Nalgonda crossroads and Kacheguda, etc., he added.

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