Staff Reporter

Violation of cellar space meant for parking

Town Planning officials asked to lock and seal the illegal constructionCommissioner warns those ignoring MCH notices Parallel road to be laid on banks of the Musi from Moosaram Bagh causeway to Chaderghat bridge

HYDERABAD: The MCH `seized' a private college building in Dilsukhnagar for violation of cellar space here on Wednesday. The violation of the space meant for parking came to light during an inspection by Commissioner Sanjay Jaju, local MLA M. Ranga Reddy and others.

The management of Sri Sai Junior College were also unable to give a proper reply as to why they were running an office from the cellar against the norms.

Mr. Jaju directed the Town Planning officials to lock and seal the illegal construction. A local official, P. Sudarshan, was immediately suspended.

The Commissioner said that building owners misusing cellars for purposes other than parking were served with notices to take up necessary action as per the High Court orders. Some 375 cellars were demolished in different localities of the twin cities.

Building owners not complying with MCH notices would face action, he warned.

Parallel road

Mr. Jaju announced that a parallel road would be laid on the banks of the Musi from Moosaram Bagh causeway to the Chaderghat bridge. The total length of the road would be about 4 km with a width of 80-100 feet.

The new road is expected to ease the traffic movement on National Highway 9 between Vijayawada and Hyderabad. A retaining wall also is proposed to be constructed on the riverside.

Road widening works are to taken up at Saroornagar, Nalgonda crossroads and Malakpet to have road widths from 80 to 100 ft. Local people were urged to cooperate with the corporation in the exercise.

Complaints galore

On the request of Mr. Ranga Reddy, the Commissioner instructed engineering officials to demolish dilapidated public toilets at Malakpet crossroads and Sankarnagar.

He also received a host of complaints from the people on sanitation, indiscriminate road-cutting, desilting of stormwater drains, road repairs, shifting of electric poles, etc., and assured them of speedy action.

The new foot overbridge and flyover work at Nalgonda crossroads was also inspected. Mr. Jaju said that work on all the four flyovers was going on at a brisk pace and would be completed on schedule with the Nalgonda crossroads project to be ready by September.