Hyderabad to be made a global city, says Telangana’s municipal administration minister

Telangana would soon have more than 50 per cent of its population in urban areas and the state government, hence, was making all efforts to make the capital, Hyderabad, a global city through various programmes, the state’s municipal administration minister, KT Rama Rao said

Implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, creation of a water grid, construction of a regional ring road and satellite townships, are planned during 2018-19, Telangana minister of municipal administration, KT Rama Rao said, on July 25, 2018.

“The government is committed to making Hyderabad a truly global city and necessary plans are underway. A comprehensive scheme, to develop all urban local bodies is also being prepared,” Rao said, while commenting on the annual report (2017-18) and action plan (2018-19) of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Department. The report was released on July 25, 2018.

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Operation of metro rail, completion of outer ring road, replacement of traditional lights with LED streetlights, steady progress of all ongoing drinking water projects, setting up of open gym equipment and infrastructure, especially roads, were the achievements of 2017-18, he said. Telangana would soon have more than 50 per cent of its population in urban areas, Rao said. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act would be effective during 2018 and it was a mission, to ensure protection of home buyers’ interests, principal secretary (MA&UD) Arvind Kumar added.

“We also aim to start the functioning of the Hyderabad Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (H-UMTA), which will be the umbrella authority for integrated transport planning and execution,” he said. The government would begin work on infrastructure, not only in Hyderabad, but in all the urban local bodies in the coming three years, Kumar said. The works include underground drainage, setting up of sewage treatment plants and measures aimed at improving the quality of life, he said.


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