Telangana’s MA & UD minister KTR has sought the allocation of monies for projects in the upcoming Union Budget for the year 2022-23. To this end, he has written an elaborate letter to Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman asking for funds. He had requested Rs 8000 crore in all for various ongoing and proposed projects across Hyderabad.
For starters, he sought funds for Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) along the KPHB-Kokapet-Narsingi corridor. While the project is supposed to cost Rs 3050 crore, he requested the Centre to sanction 15 percent of the project cost. The 30 km track will make commuting easy for 5 lakh people by 2030 and will have connectivity with the proposed Airport express at Narsingi and at Financial District.
KTR also requested 20% of the total cost of the Warangal Metro-Neo project, which he said will be a milestone in Tier-II city. He mentioned the strategic road development program (SRDP) and Hyderabad road development that will improve connectivity and network not just in Hyderabad but in Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA).
For the development of link roads improving connectivity to Outer Ring Road, KTR sought Rs 800 crore, which is 1/3rd the total cost. As Phase II of SRDP will cost about Rs 14,000 crore, the MA & UD minister asked the union minister to allocate 10 percent of the cost.KTR also made a point to mention the Comprehensive Sewerage Master Plan (CSMP) taken up by the state government. This includes the building of 62 sewerage plants at an estimated cost of Rs 8684.54 crore and urged the Central government to release funds up to 1/3rd of the cost.