CS seeks road alignment proposals in 15 days

To serve as an alternative to Gough Road

April 20, 2018 10:32 pm | Updated April 21, 2018 03:51 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Alignment proposals for construction of roads and fly-overs as an alternative to Gough Road in Secunderabad Cantonment area should be prepared by the Committee of Civil and Defence Officers within 15 days, said Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi here on Friday.

Gough Road connects AOC Circle to Neredmet and the Army had announced the road closure to civilian traffic two years ago citing security issues and restriction of troop movement as reasons for cordoning off AOC and few other roads in Secunderabad cantonment.

Mr. Joshi held a meeting to review the issues related to Gough Road, Field Firing Range and Military land issues at the Secretariat with Telangana, Andhra Sub-Area, General Officer Commanding Major General N. Srinivasa Rao, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, R&B Principal Secretary Sunil Sharma, Medchal District Collector M.V. Reddy, GHMC Additional Commissioner Bharathi Hollikeri, Cantonment Board CEO S.V.R. Chandrasekhar and others military and government department officers.

Major General Srinivasa Rao said use of Gough Road by civilians was causing security problems and the closure of the road had been postponed several times so far.

Mutually beneficial

The committee comprising R&B engineer-in-chief C. Ravindar Rao and GHMC Chief Engineer Eswar Dutt should prepare alignments related to AOC that would be beneficial to both civilians and military personnel.

The GHMC formulated several proposals for alternative roads to Gough Road and proposals should be submitted for land acquisition, funds and other issues.

Mr. Joshi said that for the Jawahar Nagar Field firing Range, the committee comprising Medchal Joint Collector, Defence Estate Officer, HMDA CGM and others should make a field visit and prepare the layout.

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