HYDERABAD: Governor ESL Narasimhan will hold a high-level meeting on Dec 26 to discuss about the consequences of Army officials decision to implement second phase of blockade of roads passing through Army area in Secunderabad from Jan 1, GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar said here.
Somesh Kumar along with Secunderabad Cantonment Board CEO Sujata Gupta visited Secunderabad Cantonment area and inspected various roads passing through Army area on Saturday. Somesh conducted the inspection on the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as the representatives of several colony welfare residents’ associations met Rao on Friday and sought his support on Army roads’ blockade issue.
Following this, Somesh Kumar inspected roads passing through AOC centre that include AOC centre-RK Puram ROB road, Secunderabd Club to Safilguda road, Tirumalgherry X Roads to RK Puram ROB road.
“Roads surrounding Army area are already burdened with heavy traffic. These roads are not in a position to take additional burden if vehicles passing through AOC centre are diverted through them. There is no other option but to lay new alternative roads around Cantonment area,” said Somesh Kumar after the inspection. Presently available alternative routes are so congested with houses and commercial establishments. Hence, it is not possible to widen the roads as acquisition of land for the purpose has become a difficult task, Somesh Kumar added.
According to him, for providing alternative roads, the GHMC had requested Army officials to provide 60 ft to 100 ft land around the borders of Cantonment area to lay new road. GHMC had already presented a report on alternate proposal to the High Court and the Governor.