The government took exception to the GHMC’s decision to drop road widening proposals on the upcoming metro rail routes.
The GHMC standing committee stuck to its guns, even as the State government sent a ‘show cause’ notice. The government took exception to the GHMC’s decision to drop road widening proposals on the metro route. The government is likely to break the deadlock by cancelling the resolution.
One of the reasons cited by the standing committee is non-provision of advertisement rights after the project’s completion. The government expressed concern about the GHMC asking some “share in the revenue to be realised by Hyderabad Metro Rail on advertisements and other commercial exploitation of the properties.” It is said that the resolution was also stimulated by the fact that GHMC has already lost important lands en route this project and does not want to spend more money. This is another reason for seeking the amount from HMR for these projects.
After deliberations in two standing committee meetings following the show cause, the members decided to stand by their decision. According to an official, to ease the deadlock the government may quash the standing committee resolution in the near future.
The proposals are providing CC roads and storm water drains from Musheerabad junction to RTC X roads and from RTC X roads to Narayanaguda junction at an estimated cost of Rs.700 lakh and Rs.400 lakh. Laying of CC roads from Hanuman Temple to MJ Market and Hanuman temple to Putlibowli junction at cost of Rs.42 lakh and Rs.47 lakh. The GHMC also must take up laying of CC road on the widened portion at Putlibowli junction to Hanuman Temple and widened splay portion at Putlibowli junction at cost of Rs.44 lakh and Rs.26 lakh and laying of CC road on the widening portion from MJ Market to Hanuman temple at cost of Rs.49.99 lakh. With the deadline of 15 days nearing, the resolutions adopted by the standing committee is likely to cancelled by the State government.