Once upon a time, one could see Birla Mandir or Charminar from various parts of the city. The city had some interesting architectural buildings, and in all, one could say Hyderabad was a quaint city. But no longer is this the case. While the government has approved 67 hi-rise buildings in GHMC, many have mushroomed under the HMDA limits in the period between April 2020 and March 2021. Kokapet, Narsingi, Puppalaguda, and parts of the Financial District are some areas in HMDA where skyscrapers have come up.
The city is now sprinkled with pockets of skyscrapers, especially on the western side. But it’s not just about buildings or high-rise buildings, for that matter. The state government is also seriously involved in developing the required infrastructure to ensure that people in such pockets have access to civic amenities.
Presently, construction of roads, drainage systems, water supply distribution networks, electrification, and illumination works are underway. Also, new flyovers, the road over bridges, road under bridges, foot-over-bridges are being constructed to provide good facilities for the people in these areas. For example, in Kokapet, 533 acres of drainage layout is being worked upon with an estimated cost of Rs 265 crore.
Extensive works are also on in Gachibowli, upcoming US Consulate, Myscape in Nanakramguda, TNGOs colony in Gachibowli, and Secretariat Colony in Manikonda. New waterlines will be laid this year in all these places.
Also, to address traffic needs, GHMC has set aside April 2022 as a deadline to complete ten projects being built under the strategic road development plan (SRDP) at an estimated cost of Rs 1158 crore.