Author : Aneri Shah


The stench called Monda Market

The stench called Monda Market

Jul 18,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | Telangana
Even after three years of waiting for the promise made by the government to construct a modern vegetable market, there appears to be no end to the woes of the people at the Monda Market.
Traffic snarls likely to persist for one more year

Traffic snarls likely to persist for one more year

Jul 16,2017 , 05:09 AM IST | Telangana
The commuters will have to wait for one more year for a hassle-free ride as the Regional Ring Road (RRR) project taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and later handed over to Roads and Building department, is getting delayed due to various reasons. 
HMDA seeks time to clear pending LRS applications

HMDA seeks time to clear pending LRS applications

Jul 15,2017 , 04:08 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has only processed mere 53,547 out of total 1, 75,298 applications applied under Land Regularisation Scheme (LRS). With the deadline to clear the applications approaching fast, the HMDA officials have approached the State government seeking five months to clear all the pending applications. The officials have sought time until December and ar
HMDA told to lease out ORR to private players

HMDA told to lease out ORR to private players

Jul 07,2017 , 05:11 AM IST | Telangana
Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao has directed the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to lease out the maintenance of Outer Ring Road (ORR) to a private agency. The ORR stretches for 158 km. 
Contract workers at Buddha Purnima Project being denied PF

Contract workers at Buddha Purnima Project being denied PF

Jul 06,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Telangana
The contract workers working at Buddha Purnima Project (BPP) cry foul over the irregularities in depositing Provident Fund (PF) amounts into their accounts by the contractors. Workers alleged that PF amounts were not paid to them for the past four years. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has been in hand in glove with the contractors, the workers allege.
HMDA to cough up 32 cr as penalty

HMDA to cough up 32 cr as penalty

Jun 29,2017 , 03:39 AM IST | Telangana
In yet another setback, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has been asked to pay Rs 32 crore towards penalty by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), the funding agency for growth corridor projects on Outer Ring Road (ORR). 
Bowel-stirring stretch dots Bowenpally

Bowel-stirring stretch dots Bowenpally

Jun 27,2017 , 04:14 AM IST | Telangana
Roads are turning from bad to worse with rains battering the city at regular intervals. The stretches in Gunrock, Sikh Village, Hasmathpet and Old Bowenpally, which are riddled with potholes, are posing threat to road-users. 
HMDA sits on hard rock scam

HMDA sits on hard rock scam

Jun 25,2017 , 04:05 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has increased hard rock quantity estimates by 1,400 times. This misappropriation came to light after an audit by State Accountant General during the financial year 2014-15. 
350-cr scam in HMDA

350-cr scam in HMDA

Jun 23,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Telangana
A major scam of about Rs 350 crore in HMDA has come to light. As part of the ORR project 158-km long 8-lane road was to be built and the works were divided into 13 packages with an estimated cost of Rs 6,700 crore. 
Potholes make travelling back-breaking in Yousufguda

Potholes make travelling back-breaking in Yousufguda

Jun 22,2017 , 04:13 AM IST | Telangana
Instant Repair Teams (IRTs) constituted by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) as part of monsoon action plan have been turning a blind eye to potholes and damaged roads in several stretches across the city. Other departments, including Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), are yet to restore the roads.  
Water sumps, borewells to boost green drive at ORR

Water sumps, borewells to boost green drive at ORR

Jun 20,2017 , 05:28 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to construct 30 new water sumps of 50,000 litre capacity each and dig 21 new borewells for irrigation plantation on the Main Carriage Way (MCW) of the Outer Ring Road (ORR). These water sources will be used to water the large number of plants that would be planted as part of Haritha Haram programme. 
HMDA set to paint city green

HMDA set to paint city green

Jun 16,2017 , 05:24 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is all set to plant one crore plants under Haritha Haram plantation by the end of June. They have a target to plant 2.5 crore saplings this year. 
A back-breaking experience

A back-breaking experience

Jun 15,2017 , 03:05 AM IST | Telangana
Monsoon has just set in but life for road-users from Jubilee Bus Station towards Patny in Secunderabad has become miserable as bad stretches of roads are leading to minor accidents as well as causing damage to vehicles. 
Govt schools in Hyderabad yet to get toilets

Govt schools in Hyderabad yet to get toilets

Jun 10,2017 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
Despite tall claims of Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari to construct toilets in all government schools before they reopen, the Hyderabad District Education authorities have managed to repair mere 75 toilets out of total 727. 
Hyderabad Habitat Centre project put on hold

Hyderabad Habitat Centre project put on hold

Jun 10,2017 , 02:48 AM IST | Telangana
The much-talked about Hyderabad Habitat Centre (HHC) project modelled after the India Habitat Centre at New Delhi which was to come up at Izzatnagar is now put on hold. It is more than three years now since the project was mooted but there has been no headway.
Hyderabad schools get 100 pc results in CBSE 10th exams

Hyderabad schools get 100 pc results in CBSE 10th exams

Jun 04,2017 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
Sweets, selfies and celebrations filled school campuses and homes in City on Saturday as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools get 100 percent results. 
A water lesson from Icrisat

A water lesson from Icrisat

Jun 04,2017 , 03:32 AM IST | Telangana
Here is another first from the Hyderabad-headquartered International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat). A pioneering in several areas, it has set a new precedent with its scientifically-driven conserving rain water programme.
ETC on ORR to get delayed

ETC on ORR to get delayed

May 31,2017 , 05:08 AM IST | Telangana
The proposed Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) under toll management system taken up by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) would be delayed. The ETC at 23 toll plazas on Outer Ring Road (ORR) proposed by HMDA will start by this year end. Commuters can save time by using ETC on ORR as it will save time and cut down the delay at toll plaza. 
Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul

Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul

May 26,2017 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
Outsourcing employees in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) are protesting at not being paid their salaries on time. They also complaining that they are paid for eight-hour work though they are forced to put in 12 hours a day. 
HMDA plans new pipeline to make Sagar sewage-free

HMDA plans new pipeline to make Sagar sewage-free

May 19,2017 , 05:04 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) officials find fault with Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) officials' callous attitude.
GHMC identifies 80 pc land for 2 BHK

GHMC identifies 80 pc land for 2 BHK

May 18,2017 , 04:42 AM IST | Telangana
The double bedroom project for urban poor has been progressing at a brisk pace in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. The civic body had indentified 80 per cent of land and invited tenders for about 36,000 2BHK houses so far. 
Former scientist who never pays water bills

Former scientist who never pays water bills

May 18,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | Telangana
It is better to light a candle than curse darkness, goes the saying. An innovative scientist puts this adage to apt use by harvesting rainwater than blaming the civic authorities for erratic water supply or worrying about the depleting groundwater levels. 
Checks on ORR to rein in speed demons

Checks on ORR to rein in speed demons

May 17,2017 , 04:46 AM IST | Telangana
In order to control road accidents on the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to set up transverse bar marking, speed arresters, metal beam crash barriers, optical speed bars, road marking and speed limit markings at every 10 kms and others. CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) recently sent a proposal to the HMDA to this effect and the
Laggards in HMDA face music

Laggards in HMDA face music

May 13,2017 , 03:18 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to issue charge memos to employees who come late to office.
Pollution in Hussainsagar nala at alarming level

Pollution in Hussainsagar nala at alarming level

May 04,2017 , 04:36 AM IST | Telangana
That the water in Hussainsagar is polluted is a foregone conclusion but today it has reached such an alarming proportions that it has become almost impossible even to breath for people living close to the nala. People living at Kavadiguda, Dhobi Ghat, Nehru Nagar and DS Nagar, especially women are complaining of thyroid problems.
Hyderabad Bikernis in action

Hyderabad Bikernis in action

May 01,2017 , 11:23 PM IST | Hans
Although the ‘rider’ stereotypically being a male has become a thing of the past, riding a bike for fun is still considered a widely male concept in our town. 
Uppal Bhagath land owners cry foul

Uppal Bhagath land owners cry foul

Apr 05,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Telangana
Farmers who lost their lands on acquisition under Musi Conservation and River Front Development cried foul over allotment of plots at Uppal Bhagath village.  The farmers alleged that Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) which had earmarked plots earlier for distribution was now cheating them. 
HMDA budget at 2,139 cr for 17-18

HMDA budget at 2,139 cr for 17-18

Mar 31,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan development Authority (HMDA) projected a budget of Rs 2139.15 crore for the financial year 2017-18. The budget was approved at the 22nd Executive Committee meeting held at HMDA headquarters in Tarnaka on Thursday. The upcoming financial year’s budget is Rs 490 crore more than the current year. The allocation for the revenue expenditure, which includes salaries of employe
Dharna Chowk shifted to Hyderabad outskirts

Dharna Chowk shifted to Hyderabad outskirts

Mar 10,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The Dharna Chowk has fallen silent from Thursday. No more sloganeering and blaring of mikes would be there. The government has given instructions to the police department not to give any permission to anyone to hold dharnas at this place. If anyone wants to hold protests or dharna they will have to do so in the city outskirts.
Community strives to restore Gangaram Lake

Community strives to restore Gangaram Lake

Mar 03,2017 , 11:34 PM IST | Hans
One of the most well-known water bodies in the city, the Gangaram Lake at Chandanagar in Serilingampally is dying and slowly de-oxygenating. It was once a famous spot for agriculture and fishing and used for providing drinking water and cultivation of crops by villagers.