Hyderabad will be Mega City by 2030

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao has said that Hyderabad was all set to emerge as a mega city by 2030.

According to a few institutions, Hyderabad was witnessing faster development than all the other cities in the country. Presently, Hyderabad was ranked the 5th biggest city and in the next few years, it would be the third biggest city, the Minister said.

The Minister however said irrespective of flyovers and underpasses constructed in the city, the traffic scenario would not improve unless people preferred public transportation facilities. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has issued instructions to develop public transportation facilities in the city. Accordingly, the government has already sanctioned the requisite funds for extending the MMTS phase II till Yadadri. This apart, the Hyderabad Metro Rail’s Ameerpet- LB Nagar route will be now launched in the first week of September, the Minister announced.(NSS)