A full-fledged trial run of the Bus Rapid Transit System will be held on December 14. RTC and Police officials and people’s representatives will be involved, Minister for Infrastructure and Investment Ganta Srinivasa Rao has said.
Speaking after a visit of the corridor from the Circuit House to Pendurti on Thursday, he exuded confidence that the bottlenecks that had delayed the project would be overcome soon. He said those losing properties were being adequately compensated but to overcome further problems the Land Acquisition Act would be invoked, if necessary.
Terming as unfortunate the objections raised by various sections at Maddilapalem, Pine Apple Colony, Adavivaram, Gosala and Marripalem, he said to solve the problem JNNURM houses would be sanctioned or compensation paid to them.
To discuss the hurdles, a meeting would be convened with MLAs, GVMC officials and the district officials, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said.
The land-related problems relating to the Railways and the Navy had also caused delay, he said, adding approvals would be obtained soon. Work on the flyover would be completed by April, 2013, he asserted.
Budget for GVMC
The GVMC budget would be around Rs.2,000 crore for the next year, the Minister said.
A total of 71 km of roads in the villages merged in the corporation would be improved and another Rs.7 crore would be spent on beautifying the other roads.
To improve drinking water supply, all reservoirs would be de-silted.
The minister was accompanied by Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana and Chief Engineer B. Jayarami Reddy.
Land-related problems of Railways and Navy caused delay: Ganta ‘Work on the flyover will be completed by April, 2013’
Land-related problems of Railways and Navy caused delay: Ganta
‘Work on the flyover will be completed by April, 2013’