Staff Reporter

Proposed one at Madina is not viable, says Jaju

HYDERABAD: The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH), which had proposed a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Madina is now looking at an alternative location in view of heavy underground cabling found in the area.

Speaking to presspersons here on Friday, MCH Commissioner Sanjay Jaju said the FOB was not found feasible here and efforts were on to identify another spot. The cost involved in going ahead with the facility here was huge and the corporation was confronted with a similar situation at Nampally too. The matter related to the FOBs at Rasoolpura and Ameerpet was with the court.

Build and break

On the FOB at Mehdipatnam, the Commissioner said they were fully aware of the fact that the facility would have to be removed once work on the Expressway was taken up. "It is a nut and bolt structure and can be easily dismantled and erected at another point. We are considering shifting, when the need arises, to Toli Chowk," he said.

The MCH has taken up a large-scale renewal of BT roads and has earmarked a budget of Rs. 45 crores for this. On other initiatives, Mr. Jaju said around one lakh `red' demand notices would be served to property tax defaulters.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board was planning to take up road cutting work for a length of 30 km and it had sought consent for it. "No fresh digging works are being taken up without our permission," he said. The work on the Musi too would begin towards month-end at a project cost of Rs. 53 crores.