Staff Reporter

It's time corporation benefited: Deputy Mayor

Subash Chanderji wonders how HUDA can sell property in MCH area and use it for projects outside city Says that the Government seems to have got its priorities wrong

HYDERABAD: Deputy Mayor Subash Chanderji has asked the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to reimburse at least 50 per cent of the money obtained from sale of 5.8 acres of land in Jubilee Hills through public auction.

"Jubilee Hills comes under MCH and the land near the Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park was given for a specific purpose of environment protection. But, if HUDA has clinched a record deal of Rs.335 crores on selling the piece, we should get a share as we undertake civic care there," he said.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr. Chanderji pointed out that MCH had "given away" 10 acres of prime land on Minister's Road opposite Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on Government advice to HUDA. Similarly, Sanjeevaiah Park, too, was taken away from its grasp.

"But, if HUDA is making crores of money by auctioning prime Government land, it is time we too benefited considering that MCH has a multi-functional role. They can't sell property within MCH area and use it for projects outside the city," he said.

HUDA had already made quite a packet selling and auctioning Government land in the last few years, and he wondered what it had done or was doing with all the money mopped up. "A Government which talks of `Indiramma Rajyam' allows sale of its prime land and builds houses for weaker sections in far away places," he charged.

The Deputy Mayor alleged that the priority for the Government appeared to be to encourage star hotels, amusement parks and entertainment complexes.

Resolution

He would seek passing of a resolution demanding that HUDA part with 50 per cent of money of the record real estate deal in Jubilee Hills to MCH in the next general body meeting.