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Improve green cover in capital region, says CM

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Calls for massive plantation drive, formation of walker clubs

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday instructed the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to improve the greenery in and around the capital region by taking up a massive plantation drive in a focussed manner to create sufficient lung space.

At a review meeting attended by HMDA Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy and other officials at Pragati Bhavan, the Chief Minister advised formation of walker clubs for maintenance of green areas and rejuvenation of erstwhile forest area from Hyderabad to Medak in collaboration with the Forest department.

He wanted an action plan to be prepared for the same including spaces around the Outer Ring Road (ORR), a press release said.

Meanwhile, in a separate meeting, Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi approved the architectural drawings of the iconic pedestrian bridge opposite Salar Jung Museum at an estimated cost of ₹231.50 crore.

It also includes proposed multilevel car parking at Quli Qutb Shah complex and construction of additional bridge for accommodating fruit vendors in between Nayapul and its adjoining bridge.

Layouts submitted

At the fifth board meeting of the Hyderabad Road Development Corporation, the consultants submitted revised layouts, architectural plan and detailed project report which were placed before the board of directors for approval and to invite tenders on EPC mode.

Principal Secretary of Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar, HRDCL Chief Engineer Mohan Naik and other senior officials attended the meeting.

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