We need a pollution-free atmosphere

Updated - May 24, 2016 04:33 pm IST

Published - July 02, 2014 08:21 pm IST

I would like to bring to your notice the sorry state of the Chief Minister’s Road on the Gaddiannaram-Saroornagar stretch. Every day thousands commute on this road. In front of Ganga Talkies and at Sankeshwar Bazaar, it is very difficult for pedestrians to cross the road. Between 9 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. every day, one can witness heavy traffic congestion due to the presence of the cinema theatre. Of late, many commercial and educational institutions, and banks have come up on this road, further choking the locality. People are developing health problems due to dust and vehicular pollution. I request the CM to control vehicle pollution and develop all roads in the twin cities. We deserve good roads and a pollution-free atmosphere.

Telukuntla Srinivas

Saroornagar

Check the Metro in its tracks

I reside by the stretch from Bhoiguda Y junction to the Bhoiguda Rail Bridge. The Metro Rail project has been proposed along the route and the decision has left the residents shocked. There was no prior information, briefing or any counselling from either Hyderabad Metro Rail or GHMC on the matter. We have invested our hard-earned money in these lands, constructed houses and purchased flats and staying peacefully, abiding by the laws of the land. Many of the residents are senior citizens who have settled down after retirement.

Construction of the Metro on this route will require demolishing of the flats and houses and this will render homeless many families. Most importantly, it is a residential area with very less traffic flow. It is surprising why the GHMC/HMR selected this route when an alternate route was readily available.

The land on the north side of the stretch belongs to the Railways and is mostly lying waste; some part of it is used for an open air marriage hall, some for a warehouse, and some for dumping material and another part for old rented quarters that can easily be shifted elsewhere. We are not against development, but the same should be planned in such a way that it avoids demolition of residential buildings. We are strongly of the opinion that a slight deviation in the route as mentioned above will spare every resident of serious hardships. Taking these facts into consideration, I request the CM to kindly direct the officials to realign the proposed road widening to save the lower-middle class families from unwarranted misery.

S.M. Mairaj

Padmaraonagar

Don’t spare the actor

I appreciate the Telangana CM for cracking the whip on illegal buildings in the city. It is a welcome step as the violators ought to be punished. While this is so, what about the N-Convention Centre that was built without proper permission? The actor [who owns the centre] has himself admitted to it being built without permission. Those responsible should not be spared no matter what their social status, because a rule is a rule for all. Even a game show being telecast on TV and hosted by the same celebrity should be considered for a ban, or else the host should be changed. This is because people generally admire and emulate celebrities with a firm belief that they have high moral values. Even the GHMC is equally responsible because they were lax to some extent. What were they doing all these years when such buildings were under construction? Let the government of the day think about it.

D. R. Subramanyam

Hyderabad

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