Greater Hyderabad will be developed on a par with international cities and various developmental works are being taken up in a phased manner towards that goal, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for a 50-bedded hospital at Khairatabad here on Monday, he said Rs 5.60 crore was sanctioned for construction of the hospital and the government would release more, if needed, for making it a superspeciality hospital. He directed the officials concerned to complete the construction of the hospital by August 15 next year.
To augment the drinking water supply to the city, the government has taken up Godavari Drinking Water Supply Scheme to bring 10 tmcft of water from the Yellampalli reservoir and 90 MGD from the Phase-III of Krishna Drinking Water Supply Scheme. The total cost of these two projects is estimated to be around Rs 5,000 crore. Work on the Rs 14,000-crore three-corridor Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is going on at a brisk pace. Modernisation of traffic signals at 221 junctions under the Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (HTRIMS) will be taken up at a cost of Rs 66 crore and new sign boards for identification of localities installed at a cost of Rs 25 crore.
As many as 176 lakes in the metropolitan limits will be beautified, for which detailed project reports are under preparation.
At the request of labour minister Danam Nagender, who hails from the city, for a sports stadium in the Khairatabad Assembly constituency, the chief minister said that if suitable land could be found the government would release the required funds for construction of the stadium.
“The government successfully conducted the Conference of Parties (CoP-11), spread of over 19 days. With this Hyderabad has become a focal point for hosting such prestigious events in near future. In December a special conference of doctors will be held,’’ he said.