Majlis leader and Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday wanted the road widening works in the Assembly constituency to be taken up on priority basis as they have not been completed though initiated five years ago.

During a visit of Mayor Mohammed Majid Hussain and GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu to the constituency, he observed that the land prices here have gone up by four times in the last five years and enquired about the reasons for not taking up the work on priority basis. He also pointed out that the cheques were not issued so far for the properties acquired by the civic body.

Mr. Krishna Babu directed the officials to issue the land acquisition cheques to the affected people at the earliest and immediately take up works pertaining to culverts and also junction improvement works at the Owaisi Hospital. He issued instructions on removing the encroachments along the widened roads. As per the request of Mr. Owaisi, the Commissioner also directed the engineering officials to put up the proposals for construction of sports stadium at Ghouse Nagar.