Hyderabad: Telangana’s Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister, KT Rama Rao (KTR), provided insights into the successful completion of a series of infrastructure projects in Hyderabad under Phase-I of the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP), a testament to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s vision for urban enhancement. In a recent Assembly session, KTR highlighted the state government’s commitment to transforming Hyderabad into a cosmopolitan city through these strategic initiatives.
Emphasizing the accomplishments achieved thus far, KTR revealed that 35 projects, comprising the construction of flyovers and underpasses, were expeditiously executed as part of the SRDP’s first phase. The Minister specifically noted the swift progress in localities like LB Nagar, Serilingampally, Malkajgiri, Uppal, and Rajendranagar.
Taking a critical stance toward the central government’s involvement, KTR directed his attention to Union Minister and BJP Telangana Unit President, G Kishan Reddy. KTR raised concerns over the delayed completion of a pivotal flyover project in Amberpet on NH-163, situated within Reddy’s constituency. Despite the state government’s proactive acquisition of 262 properties, costing around Rs 149.90 crore, and transferring them to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), progress on the Amberpet flyover had stagnated.
KTR also shed light on a similar scenario surrounding the flyover construction in Uppal. While the state government had initially proposed the project, it was eventually handed over to NHAI due to the center’s decision. This transition led to the acquisition of over 253 properties, amounting to an estimated cost of Rs 190 crore, with GHMC also investing Rs 37.86 crore in supplementary efforts related to water and electricity supply.
Amidst these challenges, KTR called upon G Kishan Reddy to advocate for the completion of the long-awaited flyovers at Uppal and Amberpet, urging him to channel his energies toward addressing the pressing needs of the local populace. He further encouraged Reddy to prioritize securing flood relief assistance for Telangana, particularly in the aftermath of relentless monsoon rains.
The Minister’s remarks reflect the ongoing dynamics between state and central authorities in addressing Hyderabad’s infrastructural development, underscoring the need for collaborative efforts to enhance the city’s urban landscape and its resilience against natural calamities.