Metro Rail to Falaknuma stays in limbo

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Charminar: Whilst Hyderabad Metro Rail Restricted (HMRL) started its operations on the Hall II, the 11-km stretch between Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), in February final 12 months, the connectivity in the direction of Falaknuma stays in limbo. The officers nonetheless remained unclear concerning the progress and tight lipped as it’s believed that the shortage of political will has develop into a serious hindrance.

Whilst connectivity to 2 main bus stations of the town turned one 12 months, the residents of Outdated Metropolis have as soon as once more began questioning concerning the progress of the 6-km stretch from MGBS to Falaknuma.

“The instances have modified. The Outdated Metropolis and the individuals are eagerly ready for a metro service. A number of developmental initiatives are being taken up in different sides of the town together with metro service, however the purana sheher stays the identical,” mentioned Mohammed Tariq in frustration. He mentioned he has been ready for the Metro in Outdated Metropolis for the final 5-6 years, nevertheless it appears it was only a political gimmick.”

“Earlier, the folks in Outdated Metropolis had been unaware of main developments. When in comparison with different areas, the Outdated Metropolis areas are nonetheless a decade previous. Now there needs to be a metro hall within the Outdated Metropolis,” mentioned Venkat Reddy, an IT worker. Many properties together with residential and industrial property within the stretch from Darulshifa, Mir Alam Mandi, Moghalpura through Shalibanda, Shamsheergunj to Falaknuma had been marked for land acquisition. “Because the mission was began, the federal government is simply paying lip service, however nothing concrete has occurred. We demand the authorities to announce the date of metro rail mission and begin mission work in Outdated Metropolis,” mentioned Ok Venkatesh, senior Congress chief and JAC member.

In line with the GHMC’s City Planning wing, final they heard concerning the metro and its developments was in November 2018 and started means of land acquisition of properties in collaboration with HMRL in full swing. After figuring out some 1,100 properties for land acquisition and marking the properties additionally issuing notices, nonetheless no additional developments have been taken up.

ET Narsimha, CPI chief and Outdated Metropolis Metro Jail JAC convenor, mentioned that the federal government gave an assurance in a number of meeting classes for the graduation of the metro hall in Outdated Metropolis, however no initiative has been taken up. “It has been a 12 months for the reason that Hall-II began functioning, there isn’t a additional progress. The federal government is preserving the mission pending,” he added. It could be talked about right here that within the final meeting session in March 2020, Minister Ok T Rama Rao additionally assured concerning the Metro hall in Outdated Metropolis and acknowledged to carry a gathering with the world MLAs however, no additional progress. However it’s believed that the shortage of political will has put the problem below chilly storage and native activists have additionally confirmed pessimism in completion of the stretch.

When contacted, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail, mentioned that the matter was into consideration of the State authorities.

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