HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday promised to discuss the issue of blockade of roads passing through the Army Cantonment area in Secunderabad with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
The issue has gained urgency in view of the January 1 deadline for implementing the second phase of the blocking of roads passing through the Army area.
Speaking at a press conference here, Venkaiah Naidu expressed confidence that a solution would be found to the problem. He recalled that he had once already spoken with Manohar Parrikar on the issue.
BJP floor leader in the Assembly K Laxman, earlier on Sunday, presented a memorandum to Venkaiah Naidu explaining the problem people living in colonies around the Secunderabad Cantonment area would face, if the roads passing through the Army area are closed and sought his intervention.
Governor ESL Narasimhan is set to hold a meeting with Army officials and Telangana State government officials on December 26 to discuss the implications of blocking the roads passing through the Army area from Jan 1. GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar along with Secunderabad cantonment Board CEO Sujata Gupta and other officials had inspected the roads to find possible alternatives.