HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): On Saturday Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announced that the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited will soon take up construction work of the metro rail in Hyderabad’s old city region.
Previous month KCR had inaugurated the stretch between Jubilee Bus Station and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station. Where the HMRL had initially confirmed an agreement for the metro rail to reach up to Falaknuma in an old city area the land acquisition issues and demands of realignment forced the company to cancel its plan short and conclude the corridor at MGBS.
“I recently spoke to officials of Larsen & Toubro and they were asking for help from the state govt. I told them that we will do so, provided you complete the old city metro rail on war footing basis. Previously there were apprehensions and objections, raised by Majlis (AIMIM) also, for the change in alignment. Now, all doubt is cleared. Everyone is accepting and there is no hurdle,” in response to a question by Chandrayangutta MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi KCR said the Telangana Assembly.
Akbaruddin Owaisi also the floor leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen had asked for a status update on taking the metro rail to the old city. “I told L&T officials that I would request Akbaruddin Owaisi and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi to stand with them with other MLAs from the old city to take forward the construction of the metro rail. I hope you will do so. Then there would be no problem,” KCR declared.
KCR request Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao to commence work on the metro and finish it as soon as possible also he spoke about the dilapidated building at the Osmania General Hospital, that has been dubbed risky for occupation and the need for a new building. He stated that many people had filed cases in the court to stall the demolition of the existing building so that a new one can be constructed in its place.
“I also believe the old city needs one more govt hospital beside the OGH. We can sit down and discuss this. We can even build it a little away from OGH, maybe in your Chandrayangutta constituency,” KCR confirmed Akbaruddin Owaisi.