Denizens snap as KCR delays ribbon cuttings
Notwithstanding the inordinate delay by the government, commuters have already started using the Tolichowki flyover which is yet to be inaugurated....
- Commuters start using Tolichowki Flyover which is yet to be inaugurated by the CM
- Japanese Garden at Jubilee Hills developed three months ago yet to opened
- Jurassic Park and Rose Garden too await a formal opening
Notwithstanding the inordinate delay by the government, commuters have already started using the Tolichowki flyover which is yet to be inaugurated. Razzak, a resident of Mehdipatnam, fumes, “The very motive behind the construction of the flyover is lost if people cannot use it. Every time we approach the authorities for its inauguration, they retort that it will open shortly. So we just went ahead started using it.”
Mohammed Younus, a resident of Gudimalkapur, adds, “People waited for months and their patience has ran out. After all we pay our taxes on time and have every right to use the facility. Waiting for hours daily in traffic jams has become a nuisance.” Parks ready but yet to be inaugurated
The 3,500 square yards Japanese Garden at Jubilee Hills which was developed at a cost of Rs 80 lakh over three months ago is yet to be inaugurated. Senior officials of GHMC Urban Biodiversity Wing, say that they are waiting for a date that is to be given by the Chief Minister.
Likewise, Jurassic Park, a theme park displaying animal species which existed 150 million years ago too is ready but is yet to be inaugurated. Preeti, a resident of Uma Nagar, says, “The summer holidays have started and if these parks are inaugurated people would have more choice. Now, it is only the Lumbini and Necklace Road that one looks to go to spend time.”
The Rose Garden adjacent to Sanjeevaiah Park too is ready. S Srinivas, member environment, HMDA says, “As of now I have no information on the inauguration. I just took charge.” The rose garden has been developed in 5.5 acres and has over 600 varieties of roses.
A senior official of HMDA said that the sooner it is inaugurated the better it would be as revenue could be generated through ticket sales. The monthly expenditure to maintain the park is close to Rs 2 lakh. Raghavendra, a social activist, said, “While it is to be appreciated that the government is going on a Swachh Hyderabad drive, it is also important for the top brass to take out time and inaugurate these completed parks.”