Land for HMR: Govt to Clear Legal Hurdles

Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma to discuss land acquisition cases with advocate-general for an early disposal at the court

Published: 25th March 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma has asked land acquisition officers to bring to his notice cases where acquisitions are held up due to legal hurdles to enable him to discuss the matter with the advocate-general for taking up the matter in courts for an early disposal of the cases.

While discussing the progress of feasibility report to be prepared by L&TMHRL for alternative alignments at three locations of metro rail corridors, the chief secretary directed L&TMHRL authorities to submit the report along with financial implications at the earliest.

He conducted a special task force (STF) meeting on Tuesday and reviewed the progress of the metro rail project. He reviewed the status of acquisition of 251 properties _ 192 private and 59 government- vested municipal properties (GVM).

HMR managing director NVS Reddy informed the state chief secretary that 29 properties had been dismantled since last STF meeting. He said that for 124 properties, acquisition process was  completed.

The chief secretary directed GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar and Hyderabad collector Nirmala and Ranga Reddy collector  Raghunandan Rao to expedite the cheque disbursements to take over the properties at the earliest.

Home secretary B.Venkatesham presented a security plan for metro rail showing the responsibilities to be shared by the state government and L&TMRHL.

Rajiv Sharma asked L&TMRHL managing director VB Gadgil to study the security plan prepared by a three-member committee consisting of HMR and police commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad and submit a report.

Principal secretary (MAUD) MG Gopal, principal secretary (GAD) Ajay Mishra, DG (fire services) Rajiv Ratan, DG (SPF)  Tejdeep Kaur Menon, HMWS&SB managing director M Jagadeeshwar; Hyderabad commissioner of police M Mahender Reddy, additional commissioner of police (traffic) Jitendar, DCP-Traffic (Cyberabad) Avinash Mohanty, senior officials and engineers from HMR and L&TMRHL attended the meeting.

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