HYDERABAD: Nearly a dozen projects of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB), which have been completed long back, are still waiting for inauguration by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The crucial link road between Begumpet and Fatehnagar was completed two months back, few parks like the Japanese Garden in Banjara Hills and another park in in Jubilee Hills are also ready for inauguration. Similarly, the modern stadium built at Lalapet is also ready. Citizens are keen to utilise these facilities but the delay in their inauguration is leaving them in the lurch.
Meanwhile, the GHMC is waiting for the chief minister to lay foundation stones for the construction of three road-under-bridges at Uttamnagar, Vajpayee Nagar and Anand Bagh. The proposed structures, which have been approved by the state government long time back, will help ease traffic congestion in the areas and prove to be a major relief to commuters.
The water board too is waiting for KCR to lay the foundation stone for the Malkajgiri drinking water supply project at Defence Colony. The project taken up with 90 percent funds from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) while the HMWS&SB contribute the rest. The project, which will be taken up at an estimated cost of `338.54 crore, will benefit around 3.5 lakh residents of Defence Colony, Tirmulgherry, Sainikpuri, Gouthamnagar, Moulali, Vajpayee Nagar, Sainathpuram, Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Nagar and others.
Apart from laying distribution pipelines in 15 zones, the HMWS&SB will also construct three ground-level storage reservoirs (GLSRs) at Defence Colony, Tirumalanagar and Goutamnagar as part of the project. As many as nine elevated level storage reservoirs will also be established.
In another case of delay in inauguration, the HMDA is waiting for the chief minister to give time to inaugurate the Rose Garden and Herbal Garden near Sanjeevaiah Park on the Necklace Road.
The sprawling Rose Garden, said to be one of the best in the country, has been developed on 5.25 acres and houses 600 varieties of roses with over 5,000 plants. Similar is the case with the Herbal Garden, which house 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, herbs and creepers of medicinal and aromatic value.