Centre sanctions Rs 248 cr for fly over

Wed 12 Apr 2017, 08:51:46
Hyderabad: Telangana has received a positive response from the Centre on its request for the allotment of 100 acres of defence land in cantonment area for construction of skyways proposed on major thoroughfares in the city.

Besides this, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 248.70 crore for the construction of a flyover from Amberpet to Ramanthapur.

The Minister of Industries and Urban Development KT Rama Rao on Tuesday met three Union Ministers for representing key issues pertaining to several State issues in New Delhi. He received assurances from the Union Minister for Surface Transport for funding the skyways in Hyderabad. He also got a nod for setting up consulate office of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was assured of steps for taking up the long-pending Amberpet flyover too.

Gadkari responded positively on the flyover issue following KTR’s assurance that additional cost for the land acquisition for the purpose would borne by the State government. The Union Minister immediately convened a meeting with the officials concerned and issued undertaking orders in this regard.

He also accorded permission for the alignment of Uppal–Annajiguda national highway stretch. Transport Minister also assured to

consider upgradation of Gadwal- Kothakota –Mantralayam road as a national highway and take up its development.

KTR requested Gadkari to take up the construction of the skyway on Uppal- Warangal road with Central funds. He was asked to forward the DPRs for the road project so that the Centre will be able to consider it without further delay.

KT Rama Rao along Union Minister for Defence Arun Jaitely at New Delhi on Tuesday.Open
Later, he met Union Minister for Defence Arun Jaitely and requested him for allotting defence land required for construction of skyways from Patney centre to Kompally and Jubilee Bus Station to Thumkunta on Adilabad Nagpur road.

Speaking to media, KTR thanked Gadkari for sanctioning funds for the State projects. He assured the Defence Minister that State would provide compensatory land on the outskirts of the city and if needed it would provide basic infrastructure for the housing of the defence personnel.

KT Rama Rao also called on VK Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and apprised him of the special relationship the people of Hyderabad had traditionally with Saudi Arabia and stressed the need for setting up the Saudi consulate in the city.

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