Hyderabad, June 1 : Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that to improve drinking water supply in the GHMC area, the State Government would spend Rs.8,000 Crore this year and Rs 3,000 Crorenext year.
Kiran Kumar Reddy laid foundation stone for Krishna Phase-III water scheme for the GHMC area. He also addressed a public meeting at Saheb Nagar.
The Chief Minister today laid foundation stones for many civic projects in Hyderabad including for a flyover at Tolichowki Junction and for road-widening works from there till Gachibowli. He said that the government was very firm in maintaining law and order in the State. He recalled the successful conduct of COP-11 (Biodiversity Conference) in Hyderabad in which representatives from 174 countries participated. He said the Prime Minister, World delegates and the Government of India appreciated the State Government for successfully organising the COP-11. He said we have also conducted the World Allergy Conference in which 4,000 doctors from 80 countries attended. He said the World Telugu Conference held at Tirupati was attended by 5 lakh people.
The Chief Minister said Hyderabad will also host the World Agricultural Conference in November this year and World Youth Parliamentary Conference in October. The Planning Commission has approved Rs.53,000 Croreannual plan for Andhra Pradesh. The Planning Panel appreciated the State Government for all the development and welfare programmes and for maintaining law and order in the State. Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission said Andhra Pradesh is a role model in the launching and implementing of welfare schemes and in maintaining law and order. He also recalled the Union Home Minister’s praise for Andhra Pradesh in maintaining naxal menace.
The Chief Minister said already 150 kms of Outer Ring Road (ORR) costing Rs.6,700 Croreis completed and another 33 Km span has to be completed. He said 16 km radial roads spending Rs.1,500 Croreare being developed. The other works for which the Chief Minister laid foundation stones include road-widening from Botanical Gardens to old Mumbai Highway via Masjid Banda village and from Moghal-ka-nala to Puranapul. Officials said that the flyover at Toli Chowki Junction is being taken up at an estimated cost of Rs.45.90 crore would have a length of 650 metres with 38 spans and expected to be completed in 18 months. It would come up with service roads of 7.50 metres on either side. Once in place, the facility would offer a reprieve from traffic congestions and reduce travel time between Mehdipatnam and Gachibowli. Apart from the flyover, as part of the proposal to develop the road between Tolichowki to Gachibowli as an Expressway, the improvement of Old Mumbai Highway on this stretch would be taken up at a cost of Rs 3.48 crore that include Rs.5 crore for land acquisition and utility shifting. The road widening include a total of 7.45 km long road works here.
Estimated to cost Rs.35 crore, the 3.8 km Botanical Garden road would be widened with six lane divided road that includes a two metre cycle track. For the work on this key link between Hitec City and old Mumbai Highway, forest land for about one km will be acquired.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone today for widening of road at Nandanavanam from Moghal-ka-nala to Puranapul. Of the 3.43 km stretch, costing an estimated Rs.29 crore, the proposal is to build a new formation for a length of 1.6 km with a four-lane divided cement road complete with cycle track and footpath.
Ministers, MPs and MLAs participated in the programmes. INN