Hyderabad: Bringing some relief to those flocking Indira Park for leisure and exercise, the Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed the GHMC not to shift the tennis court nor chop down trees in the park till further orders.
Dealing with a petition filed by 102 residents staying near the Indira Park, Justice Challa Kodandaram directed the GHMC to ensure that no damage is caused to the park in the name of road expansion.
The petitioners urged the court to intervene and protect the park as a skyway proposed by the state government at a cost of Rs 350 crore from VST Circle to Maisamma temple in the vicinity of Indira Park would cause damage to the park. The steel bridge is meant to reduce pressure on traffic.
Mr Raj Kumar, counsel for the petitioners, said that the few parks including Indira Park which remain in the city provide lung space for the people in what is turning into a concrete jungle.
The judge issued notices to the GHMC commissioner, principal secretary, municipal administration, project director of the Strategic Road Development Plan and directed them to file the counter affidavits....