Govt to Construct 15 New Bridges Across Musi River: KTR
Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said the Telangana Government has decided to construct 15 new bridges across River Musi in Hyderabad.
This was long overdue and will not only help millions of people in terms of saving time and ease of travel but will also ensure opening up of new areas for planned development, he said.
Telangana will be the only state in the country which will have Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants in all Urban Local Bodies, the Minister said, releasing the Municipal Administration and Urban Development department’s annual report for the year 2020-21 on Friday.
In his remarks in the report, the Minister complimented MAUD as Telangana stands first in the country so far in implementation of PM SVANidhi programme under which Rs.347 crore worth loans were sanctioned to 347006 Street vendors.
During the year, Strategic Nala Development Programme was initiated to plan and execute proper drainage or surplus water flow in Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration, especially during rainy season, he said.
The State Government has successfully conducted elections in Urban Local bodies during the year and all the elected bodies, in accordance to the provisions of Telangana Municipalities Act 2019, are in place.
Major Achievements of MA&UD in FY 2020-21
Telangana stands number one in the country in implementation of PM – SVANidhi. A total of Rs.347 crore as loans were sanctioned for 3,47,006 street vendors during 2020-21.
The First Cable Stayed Bridge Lighting in India at Durgam Cheruvu with architectural illumination, deck lighting and rock lighting was completed with project cost of Rs.184 crore.
First-ever Construction and Demolition waste management plant with a capacity to process 500 TPD was commissioned at Jeedimetla, Hyderabad.
The First Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant in Southern India was launched at Jawaharnagar with a capacity of 19.8 MW.
LED Street lighting on ORR for balance stretch of length 136 kms was commenced duly finalizing the tenders at a cost of Rs.100.22 crore in four packages with period of completion 12 months. This illumination will facilitate to improve the safety of road users on ORR and control any anti- social and illegal activities.
A first-of-its-kind Trauma Care facility in the country was introduced on ORR by the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL) at 10 interchanges rendering exceptional services for any emergency/accidents taking place on ORR. The Trauma Care system introduced is the lifeline for many commuters and acting as a saviour at time of distress, saving over 110 (27%) precious lives and immediate first aid care extended to 225 persons (56%) immediately after accident. The outcome shows the “preventable mortality” (i.e., the percentage of deaths has been preventable and optimal care given at the Trauma Centres).
Free 20 KL per month water supply scheme was announced for all the HH’S (domestic connections) in GHMC area, under the jurisdiction of HMWSSB was announced and implemented during 2020-21.
During first lockdown (March-May 2020) Annapurna meals were provided including dinner in 373 centres free of cost. The total meals served during 2020-21 is 2,53,97,580.
A total of 224 Basthi Dawakhanas are currently functional in GHMC and 33 new Basthi Dawakhanas are ready for inauguration. This is one of the most significant breakthroughs in ensuring basic health care.
During the Financial Year 2020-21, a large number of Engineering works on Flyovers, RUBS, Under Pass etc., were taken up and completed especially taking advantage of the lockdown period. A total of 16 greenfield link roads covering a distance of 28 kms were completed and opened for public.
To provide water to emerging urban areas of Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration, HMWSSB has taken up 18 kms of 3000 MM diameter pipeline which is an extension of ring main to bring Godavari water at a cost of Rs.285 crore.
The State Government arranged bank loans of Rs.1759.76 crore for 37390 SHGS against target of Rs. 1249.34 crore (140%). This has helped these groups during covid times.
Towards greening effort in urban Telangana, the number of nurseries increased from 168 to 1002 in 141 ULBS (596%). Further, 600 nurseries in GHMC and 1401 Pattana Prakruthi Vanalu (tree parks) were established during the year.
During the financial year, in 141 ULBS (other than GHMC) 4118 public toilets were completed, 1898 sanitation vehicles were procured, FSTPS were completed in 7 ULBS, and Animal care centers were established in 15 ULBS. An amount of Rs. 2,062.86 crore was released under Pattana Pragathi in ULBS during the year.
Daily water supply scheme introduced in two major cities Warangal and Khammam. This will be implemented in other ULBS also.
Under Ground Drainage schemes in Nizamabad & Siddipet were completed and commissioned at a cost of Rs 543.00 crore.
Safe & touch-free QR code-based ticketing in Hyderabad Metro (MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Paytm, Phonepe etc) was introduced and live video & music streaming/downloading facilities in Metro trains adding to passenger convenience.
Beautification works on Tank Bund were taken up and nearing completion with an estimated cost of Rs. 38.00 crore. Refurbishment of footpath on both the sides of tank Bund with flamed finished granite was taken up.
Refurbishment of Necklace Road with VDCC Road was taken up at a cost of Rs.26.40 crore and the work is completed.
Landscaping at Interchanges: There are 19 Interchanges and other major junctions along ORR. HGCL is taking up enhancement of landscape at all interchanges.
Vehicle Underpass painting was taken up not just to enhance or beautify the space but to create a sense of security, accountability and belongingness.