Long Pending Demand Of Old City People For Metro Rail Is Gradually Ending With Disappointment
Hyderabad, Nov 28 (maxim News): The long pending demand of old city people for Metro rail of 5.5 kilometers stretch from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) metro station to Falknuma under Old City corridor remains as it is gradually ending with disappointment.
After an uproar over the expansion of Hyderabad metro Rail with 63 km under the second phase, the long pending Metro Rail phase in Old city promised in the current Financial Year budget is now being almost fizzled out. People from the Old city, who hoped that the metro Rail would take them to their destination faster are disappointed as they see no ray of hope for metro in the Old City.
It may be recalled that the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, IT and Industries, K.Tarak Rama Rao has announced the expansion of the Metro Rail with 63 km and informed that Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao will lay the foundation of 31 km long airport Express Metro Corridor from Mindspace junction to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, however, the long pending stretch from MGBS to Falaknu ma corridor remains.
The residents of Old City with larger population density who were hoping that they will get the Metro Rail connectivity and opined that Metro Rail will give huge respite to those who travel faraway places every day and it would also help in the development of Old City, but their wishes have not been look serious by the government, travelling in metro only seems to be a dream for old city people.
AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin owaisi took to twitter and said, “Minister KT Rama Rao please also start the work of MGBS, Iblibun to Falaknuma of Corridor-II of 5.5 km. Rs. 500 crore was also allocated for this purpose by the government in this year’s budget. This work is very vital and important as many youngsters travel to Hi-Tec city to work.
The Old City Metro Joint Action Committee said that the western region of the Old city is completely cut off and residents are waiting for the state government’s promise for a metro stretch to be fulfilled.
ET Narsimha, convenor, Old City Metro JAC pointed out that the Corridor -II was the 5.5 km stretch, but the Raidurg was taken up and completed too and from there, it is being expanded till Shamshabad with 31 km long, but the 5.5 km plan disappear. An IT employee, who is a resident of the Old city said that earlier, the people of Old city were unaware of major developments, when compared with the other areas in the city. the areas in Old city are still a decade old. (Maxim News)
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