Meeting with stakeholders and owners of residential and commercial properties convened
The Guntur Municipal Corporation has come up with a new proposal to widen the Main Road starting from Brindavan Garden Centre to Hanumayya Centre, a vital link road connecting the Lakshmipuram Main Road to Ring Road.
The existing road which is 60 metres wide is proposed for widening up to 80 metres.
Municipal Commissioner K. Sudhakar on Thursday convened a meeting with stakeholders and owners of residential and commercial properties on the premises of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, explained the reasons behind the proposed expansion in view of the futuristic needs of the city.
The Commissioner said that under the 13th Finance Plan, grants for laying of storm water drains on either side of the road have been released.
Once the drains are laid, it would be impossible to widen the road, Mr. Sudhakar reasoned.
The Commissioner said that 86 properties have been listed as the affected properties, which include four properties belonging to GMC.
The owners of residential and commercial properties on the other hand resisted the proposal, which was on the expected lines.
Some of them reasoned that the existing road with a width of 60 metres was meeting the needs of the people and was able to handle the flow of traffic. Moreover the compensation paid by the GMC hardly matched the present market value.
The Commissioner said that GMC was determined to widen the road. Properties owned by GMC would be demolished in the initial phase and in the next phase, notices would be served on owners of affected properties.
Deputy Commissioner Latif, pediatric surgeon Y. Nayudamma were present.