Collector orders removal of encroachments

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Collector R.V. Chandravadan on Wednesday ordered the removal of illegal encroachments spread over two acres at Chalees Makaan and hand over the property to the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited.

The Collector inspected various Government sites at Ameerpet, Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills check-post and Falaknuma for the stations and depots requirements of the metro rail project along with HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy.

Encroachments in the garb of religious structures were found to have come up at Chalees Makaan and the locals had agreed to remove them. Revenue Divisional Officer Lakshmi was asked to expedite the matter as the area would be utilised for the Ameerpet metro station’s parking and circulating area.

Important joint station

Mr. Reddy said that Ameerpet would be an important joint station, facilitating interchange between the two Metro rail corridors of Miyapur – L.B.Nagar (Line 1) and Habsiguda – Shilparamam (Line 2). The Survey Nos. 1(Block ‘B’; 4550 sq. yards) and 1/1 (Block ‘H’; 4700 sq. yards) at the Jubilee Hills check-post were inspected for the Jubilee Hills station.

As some of the properties on Survey No 1/1 are in litigation, the matter is to be pursued in the courts. Different stretches of Government lands at Falaknuma were inspected for locating the depot for Line 2 (Jubilee Bus Station – Falaknuma line) and the Falaknuma terminal station.

Total requirement

The total requirement for the depot and the station was about 25 acres and some of the Government lands handed over to HUDA and other Government organisations were encroached upon.

The officials maintained that alternative accommodation would be provided in the same area for the displaced people through an attractive relief and rehabilitation (R&R) package.