`Loose spanning wires causing accidents, preventing maintenance'
Two more FOBs opened in city on WednesdaySt. Ann's FOB to be named `Ritika skywalk'
HYDERABAD: The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has given a week's time to cable operators and Internet providers to remove wires stringed to streetlights and electric poles. If they fail to do so, the corporation will take necessary steps to remove them as per law without any further intimation.
Commissioner Sanjay Jaju on Wednesday charged cable television operators and internet providers with unauthorisedly stringing streetlight poles with cables. This was causing accidents due to loose spanning and preventing proper maintenance of lights besides spoiling the skyscape, he added.
Meanwhile, the MCH had also thrown open two more foot overbridges, one on NTR Marg opposite NTR Gardens built at a cost of Rs. 87 lakhs and another on the Sardar Patel Road opposite St. Ann's School built at a cost of Rs. 55 lakhs on Wednesday.
Mr. Jaju, accompanied by Additional Commissioner (Traffic, Transportation & Advertising) N.V.S. Reddy, inspected both the structures and cleared them for pedestrian usage after formal inauguration.
The St. Ann's FOB is to be named `Ritika skywalk' in the memory of the girl student who lost her life while crossing the road in front of the school. Her death in a way had pushed the MCH into taking up construction of FOBs all over the twin cities.
The entire stretch of the road before the school is to be redesigned with modern bus bays, auto bays, footpaths and the likes for the safety of school children. Work on the school side will be taken up after road widening.
Seven FOBs have already been opened for safe pedestrian crossing and their construction launched under `Fund Your City' programme has won the appreciation of the Planning Commission, according to the officials.