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HUDA plans more commercial complexes

STOCK-TAKING: The HUDA Chairman, D. Sudheer Reddy, along with the Vice-Chairman, Jayesh Ranjan, and other officials during a visit to commercial complexes on Tuesday.

STOCK-TAKING: The HUDA Chairman, D. Sudheer Reddy, along with the Vice-Chairman, Jayesh Ranjan, and other officials during a visit to commercial complexes on Tuesday.  

Aim is to eliminate threat of encroachments, say officials

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will construct three more commercial complexes in the city, two in Saroornagar and one in Ameerpet, to put its sites to better use and eliminate the threat of encroachments.

HUDA officials, who took stock of affairs in commercial complexes on Tuesday, decided to carry out improvements wherever necessary. "Our intention is to improve facilities, including drinking water and greenery, ensure better maintenance to increase the average occupancy rate to 90 per cent in all the complexes," said the HUDA Chairman, D. Sudheer Reddy, and the Vice-Chairman, Jayesh Ranjan. If necessary, the tariff would be relaxed in the case of some units, they said.

Of the two complexes proposed at Saroornagar, one would come up in the place of old complex to be demolished soon. A meeting would be convened with shop owners there. Another one would come near the Saroornagar stadium.

Revenue

While the occupancy rate at Swarna Jayanthi was 88 per cent, it was 80 per cent in Mytrivanam after the APPCB office moved out of the premises. It would touch 90 per cent this month with new tenants expected to move in. The occupancy was about 80 per cent and more in Hermitage, Tarnaka and Saroornagar complexes. The HUDA earned revenue of Rs.68 lakhs from the complexes and it was expected to touch Rs.1 crore once the occupancy rate improved.

The first thing that caught the attention of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman at the Swarna Jayanthi complex, Ameerpet, was the open nala beside it. "The HUDA would construct retaining walls and cover the drain with a slab to improve the look," they said.

The open nala beside the newly coming up Mytri Vihar complex in Ameerpet would also be covered.

Contract workers were asked to make a schedule and render their signatures after every round of cleaning. Women were assured that their wages would be increased from Rs.1,400 to Rs.1,800 a month as per the Minimum Wages Act.

The collection of parking fee from customers at Mytrivanam would be reviewed.

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