HYDERABAD: Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma on Tuesday reviewed the construction plan of third bridge connecting Rangmahal junction and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) at Imblibun.
MAUD department principal secretary M G Gopal during the special task force (STF) meeting held on Tuesday to discuss the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail project informed the chief secretary that they have inspected the location of the proposed third bridge along with HMR managing director, NVS Reddy and engineers of HMR and APSRTC.
A detailed presentation was made in which encroachments in Musi were shown and Rajiv Sharma instructed revenue department, Hyderabad collector, GHMC commissioner and HMR to jointly launch a drive for removal of encroachments. He advised the irrigation department to facilitate GHMC and HMR to construct a third bridge.
NVS Reddy informed the chief secretary that after demolition of 27 properties, total number of properties to be demolished for Metro Rail project has now come down to 254 (193 private and 61 GVM) and that this process will be accelerated as more and more private owners are now cooperating with the authorities in implementation of the new Land Acquisition Act.
The chief secretary advised that the acquisition of GVM properties should be simplified so as to expedite them faster. He reviewed relocation of OH (33kv & 11KV) electrical lines at Jubilee Hills checkpost, Peddamma Temple, Madhapur, Madhuranagar, Khairatabad and Nampally and advised TSSPDCL to take up the work on top priority to avoid inconvenience to the commuters.
While reviewing the housekeeping works done by L&TMHRL at various Metro Rail construction locations, he advised that the restoration works should be done immediately after the construction to restore aesthetics and also to facilitate free flow of traffic. Principal secretary (Revenue) BR Meena, GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar, home secretary, B Venkatesham, DG, Fire Services, Rajiv Ratan and other officials participated in the meeting.