The state government has reiterated its commitment to extend Hyderabad Metro until the Old City. Finance Minister Harish Rao said in his budget speech announced allocating 500 crores for it. Hyderabad Metro has to be extended by 5.5 Kilometers to connect to the Old City. However, the extension has a lot of problems.
Due to the presence of heritage buildings and places of worship, the work did not move an inch. The COVID impact has complicated things and the concessionaire is no longer interested in the project now. However, the minister made it clear that the government would take all necessary steps to build a metro rail line on the route.
The Budget also saw an allocation of Rs. 300 Crore for 20 liters of free water per day scheme in the Hyderabad metro area. Another 800 Crore has been allocated to Urban Mission Bhageeratha and Rs. 1500 crores have been given for Hyderabad Metro. The budget also saw an allocation of Rs 1200 Crore to meet water shortages in villages and municipalities around ORR.
858 crore rupees are allocated for Nala widening works in Hyderabad and expansion of service roads around ORR has got an outlay of Rs 387 crore around ORR. "We are further developing the Gandipet river with Rs 36.5 crore. Rs. We have undertaken the construction of a pipeline to supply water to Hyderabad from the Sunkisala dam at a cost of Rs 1450 crore. For this, Rs. 725 crore has been allocated", the minister said.