KCR puts development works in Old City on fast-track
KCR puts development works in Old City on fast-track

Hyderabad:  Apparently in a bid to attract denizens towards the ruling TRS, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced infrastructure development works worth Rs 1000 crore to be taken up in the Old City. The works include drinking water schemes, strengthening of power supply network and improving public transportation. 

Announcing that he will visit the Old City before Ramzan and launch the programmes soon, the Chief Minister made it clear that the Old City would be made flood resistant, free from overflowing drainage water. There would be neither drinking water problem nor power supply crisis in the Old City. 

A comprehensive plan would be put in place in this regard, he added. The CM has instructed officials concerned to prepare the plan to find out a permanent solution to the problems of the Old City. He said he would visit the old city and would announce the action plan.  Chief Secretary SK Joshi will review works in the old city twice a month to take stock of the situation.

Besides the infrastructure development works, the CM instructed the officials to take up works pertaining to the beautification and purification of the Musi River at a cost of Rs 1600 crore.     

Metro Rail works with Rs 1200 crore would also be completed on a fast track, he added. The government has decided to set up five new 33/11 KV Sub Stations for the supply of quality power in the Old City. The CM asked the officials to take measures to acquire the land for the purpose and start construction work. He had instructed the officials to set up reservoirs for drinking water at seven places in the Old City.

The CM also wanted to modernise the pipelines and widening of drains at a cost of Rs 200 crore in the Old City. He asked the officials to take up sewerage works and repair drains to make sure that no drain water overflows during the rainy season.

He enquired about the progress in the Strategic Road Development Programme launched in the Old City and construct three new bridges.  Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister KT Rama Rao, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and others were present.