Acquire land soon for railway projects: CS to officials

Acquire land soon for railway projects: CS to officials
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Chief Secretary S P Singh on Wednesday directed the officials concerned to expedite the works related to land acquisition and others for railway projects, road over-bridges and road under-bridges at various places in the State. At a high-level meeting with the South Central Railway

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary S P Singh on Wednesday directed the officials concerned to expedite the works related to land acquisition and others for railway projects, road over-bridges and road under-bridges at various places in the State.At a high-level meeting with the South Central Railway, Electricity, Roads & Buildings, the GHMC, the HMWS&SB and others at Secretariat, the Chief Secretary reviewed the railway line works and asked the officials to coordinate and complete the task at the earliest.

Highlights:

  • Expedite land acquisition for railway works: CS to officials
  • Says funds will be released for the projects underway

The meeting assumes significance in the wake of the Centre giving its nod for the Land Acquisition Act followed by President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent for the Bill. The State government would release funds for the works done, SP Singh said. He said they would review once in two months various issues and emphasised on the need for speeding up the works of railway projects. He said funds would be released to projects taken up in Medak-Akkannapet and Manoharabad-Kothapalli railway lines as per the works done.

He also discussed the construction of railway terminal at Vattinagulapally and others. He said the works of land acquisition should be speeded up for Nagulapally along with joint survey works.Instructing the officials to speedily acquire land for Munirabad-Mahbubnagar railway line, the Chief Secretary asked them to get immediate permissions from the Collectors of respective districts to ensure that construction of limited subways at 28 unmanned railway level crossings would done at the earliest.

He also directed the officials to complete the construction works for approach roads for nine railway road over-bridges. Regular reviews with the Collectors concerned are on for various railway projects being taken up and necessary measures are being taken for speedy completion of works. The Chief Secretary also discussed the road over-bridges and road-under-bridges and phase two of MMTS under the GHMC limits.

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