Metro station at Prakash Nagar

Published on April 08, 2015 16:04:13 PM
Cities
Decks have been cleared for the Prakash Nagar metro station works as the Hyderabad Metro Rail succeeded in taking up the long pending road widening work between Airport flyover and Shoppers’ Stop on Begumpet road through a joint operation of HMRL and GHMC. The widening works on the busy Begumpet road had hit a road block in the form of Allauddin and Jabbar buildings due to the prolonged litigation and ‘heritage’ issues over the past 30 years.

Hyderabad Metro Rail succeeded in taking up the long pending road widening work between Airport flyover and Shoppers’ Stop on Begumpet road through a joint operation of HMRL and GHMC. The widening works on the busy Begumpet road had hit a road block in the form of Allauddin and Jabbar buildings due to the prolonged litigation and ‘heritage’ issues

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After depositing a compensation amount of Rs 2.14 crore in the court for 666 square yards of open space in front of Allauddin building, the large earthen mound was removed last week and the road was widened by an additional 40 feet by HMR. Similarly, after paying Rs 5.87 crore for 635 square yard land and structural compensation, Jabbar building is now being demolished and will be completed in a week, said HMR MD N V S Reddy.

With these demolitions and road widening, the heavy traffic congestion on this important Begumpet-Secunderabad road would be addressed and construction of Prakash Nagar metro station can be taken up, he added. Chief Secretary, Rajiv Sharma appreciated the well-coordinated joint efforts of GHMC, HMR and Rangareddy Collectorate for this important traffic facilitation work in Tuesday’s STF meeting.

Meanwhile, in the special task force meeting held on Tuesday, chief secretary Rajiv Sharma appreciated the combined efforts of GHMC, HMR and police commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad in solving long standing sensitive issues which were causing traffic jams. He advised the officials to continue the joint inspections and coordination meetings to improve the metro corridor roads for enabling smooth flow of traffic in the core city.

The HMR MD N V S Reddy informed that CS 22 properties were dismantled, leaving a balance of 204 properties. Making a detailed presentation regarding traffic police clearances for metro pillar construction in the road stretches of Panjagutta - Nirankari Bhavan, Greenlands-Ameerpet junction and Secunderabad railway station area, additional CP (Traffic) Jitendar informed that large work fronts are given to L&T and more will be given if they are ready with engineering designs for the remaining metro pillars.