68th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra65168280812197 Tamil Nadu2024611313157 Delhi173877846398 Gujarat1635692321007 Rajasthan83654855184 Madhya Pradesh78914444343 Uttar Pradesh77014651213 West Bengal48131775302 Andhra Pradesh3461228960 Bihar3359120915 Karnataka292299749 Telangana2499141277 Jammu and Kashmir234190828 Punjab2197194942 Odisha17239779 Haryana172194019 Kerala120957510 Assam9361044 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chhatisgarh4471021 Chandigarh2891994 Tripura2711720 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa70420 Manipur6060 Puducherry57230 Nagaland3600 Meghalaya27121 Arunachal Pradesh310 Mizoram110 Sikkim100
Nation Current Affairs 22 Oct 2019 Hyderabad: Road repa ...

Hyderabad: Road repair delayed by procedural speedbump

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MADDY DEEKSHITH
Published Oct 22, 2019, 1:13 am IST
Updated Oct 22, 2019, 1:13 am IST
A senior GHMC official said that the corporation has been doing the paperwork for the loan.
Though the government has passed an oral order regarding the handing over of the roads for annual maintenance, the engineers are firm about getting a government order before the start the work.
 Though the government has passed an oral order regarding the handing over of the roads for annual maintenance, the engineers are firm about getting a government order before the start the work.

Hyderabad: The city road repair project has been moving one step forward and two steps back. Though officials from the engineering wing have prepared a plan for annual road maintenance, it requires a government order (GO) to start the project. And that is not forthcoming.

This apart, the government has asked the Hyderabad Road Development Corporation (HRD-CL), which was created as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to fund the road repair works, to knock on the doors of financial institutions to obtain Rs 1,500 crore in loans to carry out the road repairs.

 

Though the government has passed an oral order regarding the handing over of the roads for annual maintenance, the engineers are firm about getting a government order before the start the work.

According to highly placed sources in the corporation, the civic body has prepared four proposals pertaining to handing over road maintenance to private players. Since the role and responsibilities of the private agencies has been fixed in the proposals, the corporation’s officials can float tenders for approval.

A senior GHMC official said that the corporation has been doing the paperwork for the loan.

He said that 687 km out of 709 km of maintenance work will be handed over to the private agencies and the remaining will be executed by HRDCL.

He said that the HRDCL will develop model corridors and lay roads on the outskirts of the city. The civic body alone requires Rs 1,300 crore and HRDCL has the scope to  borrow Rs 200 crore.

“The entire fund raising and tender invitation process will consume at least one month if the government approves one of the proposals and releases the GO,” he added.

...
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT