Hyderabad: Commercial operations of Hyderabad Metro Rail’s first phase will start on June 2, on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day. The state government is trying its best to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Metro Rail on the day.
Minister for municipal administration and urban development K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday that all the required works, including tests and trials and certifications for the Metro, would be completed by then. The first phase includes Stage-1 from Nagole to Secunderabad railway station (about 9 km) under Corridor-III and stage-2 from Miyapur to SR Nagar (11.9 km) under Corridor-I.
A total of 20 km will be opened up for commercial operations on June 2. In fact, the Nagole-Mettuguda stretch (8 km) was complete and was meant to commence operations on Ugadi 2015 but was put on hold as there would have been revenue losses.
Metro Rail section ready for months
The state government and L&T then decided to extend the stretch up to the Secunderabad railway station. Currently, works between Mettuguda and Secunderabad are on.
The Miyapur and SR Nagar stretch, including the Bharatnagar Rail overbridge, was completed in 2015 and trial runs were held last October. During a test run in December 2015, Mr Rama Rao had announced that these stretches would be opened in early 2016.
The stretches that will be operational from June 2 have been ready for months but were delayed owing to several reasons. At present, 72 km of Metro lines are being constructed in three different corridors in the twin cities.
Mr Rama Rao, while announcing the 100-day action plan for the city said, “The state government authorities are on the job to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the first phase. Further details will be announced by the Chief Minister once we get the green signal from the Centre.”
“With the 100-day action plan we are putting the government up for public scrutiny. After 100 days another meeting will be held to give a report on the works promised in the action plan. That apart, in this month a day-long meet will be held at the Administrative Staff College of India on cleaning the Hussain-sagar. A team from Austria and Norway has presented a solution which is being looked into,” he said.
100 THINGS IN 100 DAYS
26 things to do in GHMC
- Functionalisation of GHMC ward committees and area sabhas.
- Completion of 569 BT road works, Rs 200 crore.
- Desiltation of major drains before monsoon, Rs 30 crore.
- Development of 10 graveyards each costing about Rs 1 crore.
- Development of 50 bus bays, Rs 3 crore.
- 100 public toilets, arrangements for maintenance, Rs 5 crore.
- 40 model markets, Rs 26 crore.
- Compound walls to 350 open spaces, Rs 20.00 crore.
- Distribution of remaining 14.22 lakh bins to cover all households.
- Linking Swachh auto tippers to Swachh clusters, all households.
- Phasing out obsolete vehicles.
- Reducing 1,116 garbage vulnerable points to zero.
- Making all 4 modern slaughtergouses functional, along with the Chengicherla rending plant.
- Implementation of Auto DCR to issue building, layout plans online.
- eOffice plus citizen interface to know the status and flow of files.
- Integrated citizen services mobile app for GHMC, to enable citizens to apply for any service, check status of a request, pay property tax, trade licence among others, register grievances.
- Creation of Convergence Portal.
- Developing 150 fully equipped gymnasiums.
- Developing 329 sports grounds for volleyball, badminton, tennikoit, basketball.
- GHMC summer coaching camp.
- Handing over of 20 colony parks to welfare associations.
- Replacement, rectification of non-functional children play apparatus in major parks,
- Bank linkage of Rs 100 crore to Rs 4,352 self help groups.
- Generation of 2,000 jobs through skill training, placements.
- Introduction of online building approval system to give approvals in 30 days, penalties and deemed approval for delays beyond 30 days.
- Disposal of 10,000 LRS applications out of 60,000 received.
17 point plan for Water Board
- Clearing pending applications for connections.
- Building about 1,000 rain water harvesting structures.
- Commissioning reservoirs to improve supply, providing new lines at Shastripuram, Golden Heights, Budwel, Sulemannagar, Barkas, KPHB.
- Sewer lines to be completed to prevent sewage entering Hussainsagar.
- Trunk sewer to be completed to prevent contamination of Durgam Cheruvu.
- Pipeline work at Serilingampally to be completed to improve supply at Hafeezpet, Miyapur, Chan-danagar for 20,000 lines.
- New connections for 3,000 families at Bandlaguda (Chandrayangutta division).
- Distribution network to be completed in parts of Malkajgiri zone.
- 1000-mm diameter main to be completed to improve supply to IT areas, residential colonies in Madhapur.
- 400-mm diameter main to be commissioned to augment supply to Manikonda, Puppalguda, Narsingi, new connections to be released
- 300-mm diameter pipeline laid by RWS to be completed with suitable junction works, releasing supply from Sainikpuri reservoir, providing water supply to Jawaharnagar, Chennapur, Dammaiguda, Rampally, Kundanpally, R.L. Nagar, Cheryala, Timmaypally.
9 targets to achieve for HMDA
- Introduction of DPMS to layout permission, change of land use and NoCs, building permissions.
- Processing and disposal of LRS/ BRS applications received in 2007-08.
- Opening of ORR stretch between Ghatkesar-Keesara-Shamirpet.
- Operationalisation of toll-free telephone number.
- Development of cycling track along the ORR (on site earmarked for Metro Rail).
- Allotment of plots to ORR project affected families at Koheda.
- Raising 300 lakh seedlings, 50 lakhs to be kept ready for public distribution by May 31.
- Greening and beautification of permanent dump sites at Gajula Ramaram.
- Greening and beautification of permanent dump sites at Sanjeevaiah Park.
For the towns
- 15 towns to be declared open defecation free: Achampet; Korutla; Shadnagar; Ibrahimpatnam; Sadasivapet; Manuguru; Vemulavada; Suryapet; Nagarkurnool; Jagityal; Sattupalli; Kalwakurthy; Madhira; Huzurabad; Gajwel
- Regularisation and sanction of tap connections in all 67 urban local bodies
- Inventorisation and geo-tagging of open spaces in urban local bodies.
- Replacement of existing domestic lights in BPL households with LEDs in 23 Nagarpanchayats:
- Achampet; Ieeja; Kalwakurthy; Kollapur; Andole-Jogipet; Gajwel; Devarakonda; Huzurnagar; Dubbaka; Badangpet; Ibrahimpatnam; Peddaamperbet; Medchal; Husnabad; Huzurabad; Jammaikunta; Peddapalli; Vemulavada; Madhira; Sattupally; Bhupalpally; Narsampet; Parkala.
Elsewhere in the state
- Formation of SHGs on saturation basis (2,000 SHG) in 69 urban local bodies
- Formation of 50 slum level federations in all nagara panchayats.
- Registration of 480 slum-level federations to avail revolving fund.
- City livelihood centres Warangal (3) and Nizamabad (2).
- Providing placements to 3,000 unemployed youth in 14 NULM Towns (above 1 lakh population), excluding GHMC.
5 Municipal Corporations to get Whats-App Joint Action Groups
Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Ramagundam.