Balanagar flyover work still unfinished

Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: The delay in Balanagar flyover construction has been irking commuters. Delay in the land acquisition process and lack of co-ordination between the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has hit the progress of the project and it is not even 50 per cent complete in three years.

Interestingly, the project could not see any progress even after the intervention of Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister K.T. Ramarao and Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar. The project could hardly see any progress since nine months due to difficulties over the land acquisition.

Highly placed sources in the HMDA said that the time period to execute the project would end by this month and GHMC is yet to acquire 40 per cent of properties out of a total of 357.

Out of 357 properties, 82 were government-owned and were under the control of private people and 49 property holders had given consent.

Had the corporation acquired the properties, half the work would have been completed. They said that the flyover construction would have been completed by this month if the properties were acquired according to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

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