In order to ease the traffic, GHMC had laid out a plan to expand various roads. Inspite of approval, opposition from property owners has caused a delay.
The famous adage god proposes; man disposes aptly describes the state of affairs of AP’s biggest civic body — Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
The corporation officials proposed to expand various roads months ago in order to ease the growing traffic problems of the City. They also got the approval from standing committee and general body of the corporation for executing work.
After getting approvals, the town planning officials of the civic body prepared detailed estimates and identified about 250 properties to be removed from these roads to facilitate the road expansion. But this is where the officials got a rude shock.
A majority of these property owners approached the court stalling the proposed works of the corporation. This has not only spoiled the plans of the corporation but also led to inordinate delays in expansion of the roads there by multiplying traffic woes of the residents. It may be emphasised here many of these roads witness high density of traffic.
Pushed to a corner with the jolt from the property owners, the officials are mulling over holding discussions with the property owners and local leaders to convince them about the importance of the expansion of roads.
The idea of officials is also to offer suitable compensation by offering market value for their properties. “Yes, our plans have been stalled as some of the residents have approached the court. It is also leading to lot of delay. We are trying to sort out of the problems by holding discussions with the property owners and are trying to convince them for their help,” additional commissioner (planning and projects) K Dhananjay Reddy told Postnoon.
In some cases, the efforts of the officials they were successful, as some owners came forward to part with their properties.