Dattatraya reviews Railway projects
- Reviews issues blocking the construction progress
- Assurance to talk with defense authorities and GMR
HYDERABAD: Union Minister of State for Labour Employment Bandaru Dattatraya here on Monday reviewed railway projects and development work along with MMTS and South Central Railway General Manager Srivatsava, on Monday.
The group reviewed road-over bridges and road-under bridges, Peddapally-Karimnagar-Nizamabad project, in particular.
In the review meeting, it was discussed that in MMTS Phase-II, there are two important hitches, but, otherwise the work is progressing well in Charlapally-Ghatkesar and Bollarum-Medchal stretches.
The first issue is a land dispute with defense authorities in Sanathnagar-Ammuguda line involving 4km stretch. The Union minister assured that he would take up this issue with defense authorities and resolve it.
The second issue is about extending Falaknuma-Umdanagar line to Airport for which GMR was not agreeing. The minister assured that he would take up this issue with Civil Aviation, Urban Development and Home Ministries along with GMR Management and sort out the issue. With the resolution of these issues, the project is likely to be completed between June and December 2017.
It was said the Peddapally-Karimnagar-Nizamabad project work was progressing well and likely to be completed by March next year and commissioning of the project will be done in the next six months. Additional funds of 50 crore rupees are required to complete the project and the Railway Minister will be requested for the same.
The new ROBs and RUBs at various busy locations were also discussed. For the RUB work, where no level crossing gates are available, the GHMC has to propose the works or deposit terms. In case of the ROB at Kandikalgate (LC 6) and RUB work at Uppuguda (LC No. 5), the SCR authorities have agreed to temporarily stop the work and speak to locals.
Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board has requested the Railways to resolve the issue of Godavari Water Pipeline, which is crossing at Mettuguda Railway Colony, and Railways have agreed to workout this issue. He also sought Moosi River cleaning project under Amruth Scheme of Ministry of Urban Development and the Minister concerned has agreed to take up the issue with Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
Hyderabad District Collector Nirmala, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board M.D. Jagadishwar Reddy and Khairatabad MLA Chintala Ramchandra Reddy along with officials of various departments participated in the review meeting.
The group inspected the Railway site and under passing at Khairatabad Railway Station, which has been tried to occupy by anti-social elements. (NSS)