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GHMC to speed up acquisition of land for city Metro Rail project

Published: 18th May 2013 02:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2013 02:35 PM   |  A+A-

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to speed up the process of land acquisition on the three corridors ofthe Hyderabad Metro Rail.

Barring two or three stretches like Sultan Bazar-Badi Chowdi and Ameerpet-Greenlands, Yousufguda and Krishnanagar, the GHMC proposes to complete land acquisition for road widening in the next three months for which `200 crore will be required.

Speaking to Express, GHMC Additional Commissioner (Planning) K Dhananjaya Reddy said a time frame has been fixed to complete the process. Nearly 60 percent of the land acquisition on Corridor 1 : Miyapur to LB Nagar (29 km), Corridor 2 : Jubilee Bus Stand to Falaknuma (15 km) and Corridor 3 : Nagole to Shilparamam (28 km) has been completed and for the remaining, the GHMC will negotiate with the property owners, he said.

He said some 400 owners whose properties are going to be affected have approached the High Court and the GHMC is making efforts to get through the judicial process at the earliest.

Giving details of the land acquisition on the three metro corridors, Dhananjaya Reddy said that on Corridor-1, Miyapur to L B Nagar, 184 awards will be issued and properties would be taken over by this month-end. On the Moosapet-Bharatnagar stretch, awards for about 26 properties have been issued and they will be acquired by next week.

From Erragadda to Punjagutta road, the corporation has identified nearly 55 properties which could be acquired either through negotiations or by invoking the land acquisition clause.

Between Punjagutta and Lakdi-ka-pul stretch, GHMC has decided to acquire 27 properties. From Public Gardens to Nampally X Road, 79 properties have been identified and of them, 13 have agreed to part with their land.

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