Hyderabad will be world class metropolis: Eatala

HYDERABAD: As part of its commitment to make Hyderabad a world class metropolis, the Telangana government has proposed an amount of nearly Rs 2,000 crore for the municipal corporation, water supply board and the Metro Rail in the budget for 2015-16.

Presenting the first full-fledged budget of Telangana in the Assembly on Wednesday, Finance Minister E. Rajender said an additional 260 million gallons of water per day (MGPD) will be supplied to the city by this year-end.

He said liberal assistance was being given to Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) to complete Krishna Phase-III and Godavari Phase-I water works.

“Apart from completely cleansing the Hussain Sagar lake, the government is planning for strategic road and skyline development in Hyderabad at an estimated cost of Rs 1,600 crore,” he said.

The Minister asserted that Hyderabad Metro Railway will be completed on schedule by July 2017. The budget of Rs 526 crore was proposed for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Rs 416 crore for Hyderabad Metro Rail and Rs.1,000 crore for HMWS&SB.

For public safety and security, the government had taken up CCTV project under which one lakh CCTV cameras would be installed in the city during 2015-16. All these cameras would be connected to the proposed Command and Control Centre.

Stating that the government was proposing Rs 973 crore for industrial incentives, the minister said 20 lakh acres of land identified as unfit for cultivation in the State will be developed for industrial use. The State would develop a new pharma city in 11,000 acres at Mucherla village, a 30 minute drive from the international airport and the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road. (NSS)

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