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Updated: April 8, 2013 23:57 IST

Parking woes to be a thing of past soon

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GHMC scouting for sites for multi-level parking in different places

The GHMC is scouting for open plots, either government or private, near the main roads with the help of GIS mapping for taking up construction of multi-level parking in different places. The civic body is also game to acquire private properties for constructing them, said Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu.

He also directed the municipal officials to similarly identify government spaces so that bus bays can be developed alongside the busy thoroughfares.

A proposal to put up pedestrian guard grills for protecting the footpaths from any further encroachments too was being considered, he said.

During a recent meeting with Nampally MLA Virasat Rasool Khan, the Commissioner also informed that road widening from government ITI building to Hussain mosque, Government Junior College, Mehdipatnam crossroads to Noble talkies, NMDC, Masab Tank to PVNR Expressway would be taken up soon after holding discussions with all the parties concerned.

A fresh boundary wall would also be constructed once the work is done. But, before that the Central Zone Commissioner Ronald Ross was asked to inspect the route accompanied by the police. The HMWSSB was urged to being pipeline work from NMDC, Masab Tank to the PVNR Expressway and also from the Crescent Hospital to NMDC immediately as the municipal corporation has already paid Rs. 20 lakh for it.

Meanwhile, complaints about unauthorised constructions and encroachments of public spaces continued to pour in various citizens’ interaction programmes including the ‘Face to Face’ hosted by Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain and Mr. Krishna Babu as well as the weekly ‘Prajavani’ held on every Monday morning.

While a couple of BPS applications not cleared from Gandhinagar and Yousufguda were brought to the Commissioner’s notice, illegal construction grievances were reported from different areas like Hyderguda, Aliabad, HMT Colony, Kacheguda, Sanathnagar, Champapet, Kukatpally, Erragadda, Ramgopalpet, Regimental Bazar, Chilkalguda and so on.

Footpath encroachment was reported near the British Library while a plea for constructing bus shelters was made for sites at Karwan, Gudimalkapur, Langar Houz, Golnaka, Tolichowki and Jiyaguda.

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