CPM Flays Government for Dithering Metro Work

Published: 14th September 2015 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2015 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Central City Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has taken strong objection to the delay in the execution of metro rail project.

Though the state government had announced  15 months ago that, the alignment design would be changed at three places-Sultan Bazar, near Assembly and old cityno concrete decision had been taken yet, CPM Greater Hyderabad Central City Committee secretary M Srinivas said in a statement here on Sunday.

He recalled that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had made a statement in June last on realignment and he ascertained the same in an all-party meeting on December 9.

He resented the government’s delay in submitting a specific proposal to L&THMRL on  realignment. On the other hand, L&T claimed that it had submitted the feasibility report on realignment to the state government in May this year. But Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities, in  reply to CPM’s RTI query, stated that they had not received any such proposal from  L&THMRL, Srinivas added.

“The project was started with an initial estimate of Rs 14,132 crore but now it touches 20,000 crore,” the CPM said and apprehended that the cost might cross the Rs 25,000-crore mark.

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