The state government has allotted a good amount of money to develop the infrastructure in the older parts of the city. Various works are being taken up to give a facelift to these parts of the city while retaining the old-world charm. In all, the government is spending Rs 495.75 crore on developmental works.
While some works will be inaugurated, foundation stones will be laid for others by the municipal administration and urban development minister KT Rama Rao. A six bi-directional lane flyover at Bahadurpura, which was built at the cost of Rs 108 crore, and the Mir Alam Tank musical fountain, which was rejuvenated at the cost of Rs 2.55 crore have been inaugurated by the minister on Tuesday, April 19. He also laid the foundation stone to restore Sardar Mahal, Mahbub Chowk, and Mir Alam Mandi. The minister also laid the foundation stone to construct the Kalapathar Police Station, in addition to revamping the sewerage network near the Mir Alam sewerage plant and Karwan.
The GHMC meanwhile released a press statement stating that the Bahadurpura flyover was built as part of the strategic road development plan (SRDP) at the cost of Rs 108 crore. This also includes Rs 69 crore construction cost, while the remaining amount was spent towards land acquisition and other works. To build the flyover, 45 properties were acquired in all, and power utilities were shifted.
The 690-meter flyover will be a huge relief for the commuters moving in different directions via the busy Bahadurpura junction and for those visiting the Nehru Zoological Park. Sewerage networks at three places will be revamped at an estimated cost of Rs 297.30 crore in the Hyderabad parliament segment.
In the process, to preserve the old-world charm and heritage of the city, Rs 21.09 crore and Rs 30 crore will be spent to restore Mir Alam Mandi and 121-year-old Sardar Mahal, respectively.
Another historic monument to be restored is the Murgi Chowk, popularly known as Mahbub Chowk Market, and Rs 36 crore will be spent here.