BRTS: GVMC Threatens to Enforce Land Act

Move comes in wake of three-month deadline given by CM

Published: 12th September 2015 04:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2015 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM :  With Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s ultimatum, GVMC has decided to expedite the work on the two corridors of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS). They threatened to issue land acquisition notification to remove all the hurdles in the eight-year-long project.

The GVMC has taken up the project and completed about 90 per cent of works of both the corridors. The BRTS corridor one stretches from Pendurthy to Dwaraka Bus Station via Vepagunta, NAD Cross Roads, Kancharapalem, Gnanapuram and Railway Station, and corridor two from Pendurthy to Dwaraka Bus Station via Vepagunta, Appannapalem, Gosala, Adavivaram, Arilova, Hanumanthawaka Junction and Maddilapalem. However, some of the house owners and land owners were not willing to cede their property for the project due to which the GVMC is failing to complete the project.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, during his recent two-day visit, directed GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar to complete the BRTS project in three months.

Chandrababu Naidu also warned the officials that no more time would be allowed for the completion of any pending projects in the district.

Pravin Kumar along with chief planner Venkata Ratnam and other concerned officials visited the places where the people are agitated to vacate their houses for the sake of the project.

During the visits, the commissioner directed the officials to convince the people to cooperate with the government in the completion of eight-year-long pending project.

As the project has been completed partially with patches here and there, the commissioner directed the officials to issue land acquisition notification to complete the pending gaps.

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