GHMC to set up 800 new bus shelters in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A monthly convergence meeting of HMWS&SB, HRDCL, HMR, Traffic police, Electrical, R&B, RTC, HMDA, and GHMC officials held at Haritha Plaza on Saturday.

During the meeting, Commissioner, GHMC Lokesh Kumar, asked the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) officials to remove debris lying all along the metro rail route from JBS to MGBS and facelift the bus shelters that were disturbed during construction of Metro rail route.

The Commissioner further asked the officials to restore road works so that the agency under Comprehensive Road Maintenance Programme (CRMP) take road comprehensive works as soon as possible.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is also going to set up 800 new Bus Shelters with cantilever design so that it does not disturb the walkers on the footpath.  Also to relocate around 400 Bus Shelters by HMRL which were removed during metro construction in the city.

Commissioner, GHMC Lokesh Kumar speaking at the convergence meeting on Saturday at Haritha Plaza.

Out of 135 link roads proposed 55 roads link roads would be ready within 6 months. To sort out traffic-related issues Commissioner asked to appoint a nodal officer from traffic wing to co-ordinate with other departments which will be sorted out during weekly meeting by Zonal Commissioner.

Moreover, in the meeting, the traffic police have complained that in Hi-tech city there are trees which have to be removed where Commissioner instructed the GHMC officials to negotiate with the NGOs for relocation under CSR. For providing cement blocks, permanent dividers would be built instead of cement blocks.            

TSIIC would procure required land and handover to GHMC for laying the road. Commissioner, GHMC clarified that the departments who are going for developmental works and required road cuttings or any requirement, they should consult the agencies covered under CRMP.

Higher officials participating in the convergence meeting on Saturday at Haritha Plaza.

Further the Commissioner, asked the Electric officials to remove the electric poles which are on the road causing obstruction to traffic.

While taking excavation work for laying drainage pipeline Commissioner instructed to use man held machines instead of JCB where there is a chance of damaging pipelines. 

Zonal Commissioner, Hari Chandana, Musharaff Ali, and other higher officials from the various department attended the meeting.

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