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TSRTC plans to withdraw A/c buses

TSRTC plans to withdraw A/c buses

Sep 21,2017 , 05:16 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) officials have been contemplating to withdraw all 155 air condition buses operating parallel to Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) lines. However, 80 per cent of the metro deluxe and metro express buses will continue to run parallel to metro rail.
Works go for a toss as HMDA body fails to meet

Works go for a toss as HMDA body fails to meet

Sep 19,2017 , 04:57 AM IST | Telangana
Decisive works by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) have been stalled due to the laxity of officials in holding a board meeting. The board meeting is obligated to be held twice in a year under the supervision of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is the chairman of HMDA.
TSRTC conductors not accepting 10 coins

TSRTC conductors not accepting 10 coins

Sep 13,2017 , 04:20 AM IST | Telangana
The conductors of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) are refusing to accept Rs 10 coins causing hardships to the commuters. Conductors argue that a very few coins of Rs 10 were taken as it is difficult for them to circulate.
Iron scrap worth 120 crore gayab

Iron scrap worth 120 crore gayab

Sep 10,2017 , 02:19 AM IST | Telangana
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Irrigation department officials are clueless about 3,000 tons of iron scrap worth Rs 120 crore that has been collected from the Hussainsagar Lake after the Ganesh immersion.
HMDA to develop growth corridor

HMDA to develop growth corridor

Sep 07,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) had decided to develop 2,170 square kilometre growth corridor with a width of five kilometre on each side of the Outer Ring Road (ORR). The HMDA had decided to conduct a comprehensive study and hired two consultants in this regard. According to a HMDA official, the growth corridor alongside ORR will not only enhance the annual revenue but als
Collecting parking charges at public places flayed

Collecting parking charges at public places flayed

Sep 05,2017 , 03:31 AM IST | Telangana
There are norms that charging for parking vehicles at public places is illegal. But parking charges are being collected for parking vehicles at public places and the authorities concerned are not taking any action in this regard.
TSRTC, please run more services!

TSRTC, please run more services!

Sep 05,2017 , 01:58 AM IST | Telangana
Commuters, especially working women who shuttle by public transport, have been suffering from untold problems due to less frequency of city RTC buses in several stretches across the city. The commuters claim that the problems have aggravated during monsoon as there are several busstops that lack shelters and late night travel has become a nightmare.
Hurdles persist for registration of Uppal Bhagath plots

Hurdles persist for registration of Uppal Bhagath plots

Aug 24,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
The Sub-Registrar at registration office has been denying for the registration of Uppal Bhagath plots. In the wake of this, the land owners of Uppal Bhagath plots who lost their land under Musi Conservation and River Front Development will have to wait for some more days for the registration of plots.
Pushpak bus shelters wallow in neglect

Pushpak bus shelters wallow in neglect

Aug 20,2017 , 04:47 AM IST | Telangana
The conditions in the “Pushpak” bus shelters in the city have turned from bad to worse. The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has failed to provide even basic amenities in the bus shelters Commuters are forced to hire cabs, instead of relying on public transport. The TSRTC officials claim that the Pushpak services have run into losses because of lack of patronage by people.
Radial roads yet to be completed

Radial roads yet to be completed

Aug 10,2017 , 06:11 AM IST | Telangana
The radial road development project which was slated to be finished by September 2016 is yet to be completed. 33 radial roads were identified to improve connectivity between city roads and National Highways and State Highways. Out of the 33 radial roads, only mere 12 road works have been completed.
HMDA yet to get 0.25 pc revenue from transportation depts

HMDA yet to get 0.25 pc revenue from transportation depts

Aug 10,2017 , 05:35 AM IST | Telangana
According to Hyderabad Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (H-UMTA) Act, all the departments related to transportation in the State (including Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), Metro Rail, TSRTC, Road Transport Authority (RTA) and others) have to pay 0.25 per cent of the revenue generated by them to Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the amount would be used for research w
HMDA functioning only with 40pc staff

HMDA functioning only with 40pc staff

Aug 08,2017 , 06:34 AM IST | Telangana
Staff crunch in Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is leading to delay in execution of major projects including Master Plan, Land Regularisation Scheme (LRS). Besides, some projects have been put on hold. According to HMDA Commissioner, the department has only 40 per cent of the required staff.
Cycling track along ORR stretch soon!

Cycling track along ORR stretch soon!

Aug 04,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Telangana
As a way to contain pollution and to promote fitness, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has embarked on a pioneering project in the country that envisages constructing a cycling track along the Outer Ring Road (ORR).  
Students travails, rain or shine

Students travails, rain or shine

Aug 02,2017 , 04:08 AM IST | Telangana
Girl students in the heart of the city have been driven to look upon a makeshift structure built under a tree as their school, thanks to some NGOs that had provided them an asbestos roof, apart from benches and other items of equipment.  
Ropeway across Hussainsagar study on

Ropeway across Hussainsagar study on

Jul 30,2017 , 04:22 AM IST | Telangana
It could be a reality when a tourist can glide across a skyway over Hussainsagar from Sailing Club to Lumbini Park enjoying the picturesque view of the Twin Cities. It would allow the tourist to have a close look at monolithic Buddha statue in midst of the lake. 
Grid works on ORR remain non-starter

Grid works on ORR remain non-starter

Jul 28,2017 , 04:46 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) is yet to start 718 km grid road works on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) growth corridor. The government in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh issued GO no 470, dated 9 August 2008, to complete the grid works in three months but, even after nine years the HMDA is yet to take up the works. 
HMDA takes up lane marking on ORR

HMDA takes up lane marking on ORR

Jul 22,2017 , 05:00 AM IST | Telangana
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) officials finally wake up and decided to make lane markings on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) after the death of 53 persons in the past six months. The HMDA, along with traffic officials, felt that the absence of lane markings has resulted in most of the accidents on the ORR.  
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.