KTR seeks public opinion over demand for merger of SCB with GHMC

Hyderabad: Telangana’s Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday sought public opinion over the demand for merger of the civilian area under the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

In a tweet, KTR said that he read a couple of news reports where citizens overwhelmingly opined that SCB has to be merged in GHMC. He further said that he is also in favour of it. However, he sought public opinion.

Responding to the tweet, many netizens have expressed their view in favour of the merger. Almost all netizens said ‘yes’ to the proposal.

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It is not the first time, earlier too, KTR has raised voice when local military authorities of SCB had closed some of the roads.

At that time, he had urged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to give directions to the authorities for restraint in unauthorised blockage of roads.

In a letter to the Defence Minister, he had said the blockage of roads is affecting millions of citizens dwelling in north and north-eastern parts of Hyderabad.

Now, as some of the residents of the SCB are claiming that the area lacks basic infrastructure and demanding the merger of the civilian area under the board in GHMC, KTR sought public opinion.

Most of the public is of the opinion that the merger of the civilian area with GHMC will not only improve facilities but also solve the difficulties being faced by the public.

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Sameer Khan

Sameer Khan is a native of Hyderabad with an M.Tech degree. He has been with Siasat since 2011. He covers stories on Hyderabad, Business, Sports and Technology.
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