Hyderabad: TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao said on Sunday that the Metro Rail service would be extended from MGBS to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) via City College and Baha-durpura in the near future. He also said that the vital Nagole and LB Nagar metro stations would be connected.
Mr Rao was interacting with netizens on Twitter (#AskKTRwith netizens). He was asked questions pertaining to developmental works and issues such as enha-ncing green cover, status of the Jawaharnagar dumpyard capping, last mile connectivity, construction of flyovers, underground drainage, corruption in municipal offices and so on.
Mr Brij Gopal Joshi asked Mr Rao if were there any plans to connect MGBS Metro Station to Shamshabad Airport via City College and Bahadurpura since at times cabs were costing more than the air fare. Mr Rao said that eventually there would be such an extension and also HMRL would soon connect LB Nagar and Nagole metro stations.
Mr Chandran Kiran raised the issue of the Jawaharnagar dumping yard: “The issue of Jawahar Nagar dump yard is still pending however some works are going on. We’re still facing the issue. When it’ll be completely completed sir.”(sic).
Mr Rao replied that capping is being done now and then some more work has to be done with the legacy dump.
Dr Vengal Rao enqui-red about upgrading the underground drainage in Hyderabad. Mr Rao responded that it was under planning. “Can government mandate to have a plan to have 100 per cent green cover wit-hin core GHMC area to improve greenery within GHMC limits,” tweeted Shanthan Reddy.
The government has plans to improve green cover and focus on urban lung spaces, Mr Rao replied. “Sir any plans for eradicating bribery system in municipal offices?” asked Sai. “We are going to make a sincere attempt by way of the new municipal law” was the reply.
Mr Vishnu enquired about the challenges and plans to address the last-mile connectivity. “It is one of the biggest challenges for any city that’s growing fast, Mr Rao replied.
What’s happening about the long pending skyway project which connects Secunderabad Cantonment Area with Shamirpet, asked Santosh G.N. “As and when we get the cantonment land that’s required for the skyway” was the response.
Vanamali tweeted “Connectivity is the key for trade! When can we expect quadrilaterals, bullets and High speed’s connecting Hyderabad to the rest?”(sic).
“Previous NDA government did major inju-stice on the high speed rail connectivity network front,” Mr Rao said, but hopefully that can be corrected by the next government.
He asked municipal administration and urban development principal secretary Arvind Kumar to make his staff proactive in resolving day to day public grievances....