Facing flak for the poor condition of roads in Hyderabad, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday held a meeting with several senior officials from various departments.
During the meeting, it was decided that Rs 20,000 crore would be sanctioned, for developing roads in Telangana's capital city. A Hyderabad Road Development Task Force was also constituted.
Taking to Twitter, KTR said, â€œHeld a brainstorming session on improving roads."
According to reports, Rs 77 crore would be immediately spent on repairing roads, while another Rs 130 crore would be spent on white topping, which would be completed before monsoon next year.
KTR also tweeted that all water-logging points in the city would be identified, and rectified by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB).
The state government has been facing flak, for the crumbling state of pothole-ridden roads in Hyderabad, that have made it outright dangerous for commuters to travel across the city.
Held brainstorming season on improving roads with Chief Engineers, CCP, Commissioner GHMC, MD HMWSSB & Secretary Urban Development 1/3 pic.twitter.com/xqmI2eI6qPâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) October 18, 2017
Decided to form Hyderabad Road Dev Taskforce with secretary as chairman to bring about proper convergence of SRDP, HRDC, HMWSSB, Transco 2/3â€” KTR (@KTRTRS) October 18, 2017
White topping through HRDC, Road vulnerable points & water logging points rectification by GHMC & HMWSSB with funding support from Govt 3/3â€” KTR (@KTRTRS) October 18, 2017
Last week, a petition was started on Change.org that asked for safe roads in Hyderabad within six months, or a refund of the road taxes paid by citizen, which has since received close to 70,000 signatures.
The petition demands a public announcement from the Telangana government on three things.
1. Identifying the damaged roads/drainages in the city and make the data publicly available. So that public can contribute for the data set.
2. Action plan with timelines about fixing the roads.
3. Continual public announcements on the progress of the promised timelines till it is completely achieved.
A link to the petition can be found here.