HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is finally shifting to Ameerpet After a 44-year stay in Secunderabad. Owing to scattered offices at Tarnaka, the government is shifting the HMDA office to Swarna Jayanti complex in Ameerpet soon.
The HMDA office was earlier located in Paigah Palace near Begumpet since its inception in 1975 and continued to function from there till 2008 before the heritage building was handed over to the US consulate. Later, it was shifted to the municipal office complex in Marredpally and to another complex in Tarnaka in 2010.
The municipal administration department has decided to shift the office to Swarna Jayanti complex in Ameerpet and has taken up works to renovate three floors at Rs 8 crore.
However, the idea cut little ice with staffers who claimed that Swarna Jayanti complex has insufficient parking and is congested, while the existing HMDA office has sufficient parking space and has Metro Rail connectivity.
Government officials said the HMDA office was primarily opened in the Secunderabad area as the Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority, the urban development authority for Old City, has been functioning from Darushifa for the last 50 years.
The Senior officials said the present complex would be razed for construction of a multi-storeyed building or leasing out the land to private people for commercial purposes.
According to HMDA secretary M Rama Kishan office is being shifted to Ameerpet for the convenience of people.