Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner D.S. Lokesh Kumar on Saturday said that the 400 bus shelters, removed by Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited during construction of the metro lines in the city, will be relocated.
He announced that the civic body will set up 800 new bus shelters with cantilever design, so that they do not disturb walkers on the footpath.
The GHMC chief was addressing the monthly convergence meeting of officials, hosted by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, at the Haritha Plaza on Saturday. He asked Metro authorities to clear the debris lying under the JBS to MGBS line, which has narrowed down the carriage way.
The commissioner said that 55 of the 135 link roads proposed in the state capital will be ready within six months.
At the convergence meeting, traffic police complained that trees remain to be removed in the HiTech City for easing traffic movement.
The commissioner instructed GHMC officials to negotiate with NGOs for relocation the trees under the CSR programme. He suggested that permanent dividers be built instead of placing cement blocks.
Lokesh Kumar asked officials of the electricity department to promptly remove power supply poles wherever they are obstructing traffic.
The GHMC chief also suggested that whenever excavation work is carried out for laying drainage pipelines, human-held machines must be used instead of JCB machines, as there is a chance of the latter damaging the pipelines.