The GHMC will soon construct a flyover at Tolichowki to ease the vehicular traffic between Mehdipatnam and Gachibowli.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will soon construct a flyover at Tolichowki to ease the vehicular traffic between Mehdipatnam and Gachibowli.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, GHMC Mayor Mohammad Majid Hussain and Commissioner M T Krishna Babu said that the flyover at Tolichowki would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 38 crore, while another Rs. 12 crore would be spent for land acquisition.
They said that the construction of flyover at Kandikal Gate has been going on at a fast pace, and added that an amount of Rs. 22.9 crore was being spent for construction, while Rs. 5 crore have been spent for land acquisition.
Rs. 28 crore for construction and Rs. 6 crore for land acquisition are being spent for the road over-bridge at Rail Nilayam, they said.
The officials added that the Lakdi-ka-pul bridge would be inaugurated soon, and said that its opening was delayed due to issues of land acquisition.
According to them. the Link RUB at Fatehnagar has been almost completed, and will be inaugurated soon.
They said that work on the improvement of 221 junctions in the GHMC limits was initiated.
"Out of them, 22 have already been completed with an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crores. The protection of lakes and the protection of 375 open spaces with an estimated cost of Rs. 36.29 crores has also been initiated by the GHMC," they said.
They added that Rs. 314 crore has been collected from the department of Town Planning last November, and that this year, 50% more than the amount of last year is expected.
Property Tax collections have been increased from Rs. 490 to Rs. 960 crores, they announced.
The Mayor said that the UCD department conducted two job melas - in the South Job Mela, 914 persons, and in the Central Zone, 1,088 were employed.
"As many as 62 batches of training programmes were conducted, in which 2,130 trainees have attended," they said.
"The GHMC has also formed bank linkages with 4,974 groups, with Rs. 78.81 crores," they added.
The Commissioner said that this year, the GHMC completed works worth Rs. 600 crores, and said that a target of Rs. 1000 crores of capital works for the next year has been set.
"This year, the GHMC has spent around Rs. 50-100 crores for Central and West Zones with regard to COP-11. GHMC is planning to notify the corridors in each zone, and would like to spend Rs. 50 - 100 crores in each zone, duly developing footpaths, pedestrian projects and various developmental activities in the zone," he said.
The GHMC is also planning to assess properties that are unassessed and under-assessed to improve its revenue in the next year. The GHMC will receive Rs. 300 crores towards professional tax. (INN)