Hyderabad, Sept 18 :
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy on Friday stated the government would allocate Rs 30 crore to take up road repair works in Hyderabad.
Talking to media persons after a high-level meeting held at the Secretariat to review the progress of works in Hyderabad under the leadership of Chief Minister K Rosaiah, the Minister said the roads in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits were in a bad condition as heavy rains lashed the city recently.
He said that several roads got damaged due to rains and indiscriminate road digging for laying pipelines. Major roads in areas like Punjagutta, Ameerpet, Erragadda, Mehdipatnam, West Marredpally, Sringar Colony, Nagarjuna circle, Tilaknagar, Ranigunj, Prakashnagar, Kavadiguda, Musheerabad, Bahadurpura (Zoo Park road), Nallakunta, Boat's Club and the arterial Sardar Patel Road have been battered by the rains.
The GHMC officials estimated about 100 kms length of the roads got damaged due to rains in the city. The roads are mainly bitumen roads. He said the government would take all steps to restore the city roads immediately.
He said that the government would take steps to supply water through tankers in problematic areas. He termed the reports appeared in a section of media as ‘baseless’ on the shortage of water and inadequate supply of water in the city.
“There is no shortage of water. The water in the reservoirs is sufficient to supply till July next year,” he added. When contacted, GHMC chief engineer on condition of anonymity said, "Some road stretches got damaged due to the incessant rains in the city. We are planning to restore it immediately if weather permits us."