Hyderabad: Questions over use Army roadways remain in people’ minds
Hyderabad: Following the Defence Ministry’s choice to establish a 8- participant board to check into the excision of noncombatant locations of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) and also combine them with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), a couple of social protestors and also the Resident Welfare Associations have actually increased particular concerns.
They need to know whether private citizens will certainly be enabled to make use of the Army roadways, will certainly the 21 shut roadways be opened up as well as likewise what will certainly be the destiny of the rented residential properties that are had by the Local Military Authorities (LMA).
B T Srinivasan, basic assistant, United Federation of Resident Welfare Associations, Greater Hyderabad, stated, the “decision of the merging of SCB is very much welcome. Once the civilian area is separated and merged with the GHMC the main question is will movement of locals through certain LMA roads, which is being allowed, the status quo be maintained or they will close. What about the 21 closed roads, will they be opened. It will be better if the committee studies these issues and take decisions as per e needs of the locals.”
There are long-lease residential properties that are had by LMA; what will take place to them? They are around 117 cottages and also 4,000 residential properties that are rented for the previous 6 years and also lie in prime locations. Will these residential properties be reassess and also billed according to their places, he looked for to understand.
Said C S Chandrashekar, assistant, Federation of North- Eastern Colonies of Secunderabad, “Our main concern is about roads, as the connectivity from the north-eastern area is however through the Cantonment. At present this connectivity is very poor because many Cantonment roads are closed as LMA imposed restrictions. Also, the remaining roads are narrow and century-old. It will be better if the committee takes a decision on re-laying of roads. It should ensure that the north-eastern areas get the requisite level of connectivity with the rest of the city after the merger.”
Pointed out social protestor Venkat Ramana, “after the merger, the State government should take over the entire road network in the Cantonment and not just the civilian areas. If not once again the locals will be facing the same problem that they now face. Expectation from the merger is that municipal activities should be taken up in SCB on the GHMC lines.
Said social activist Robin Zaccheus, ” I assume that the choice of merging is challenging. This choice of creating a board is simply an approaching election strategy. Almost all participants of the board are from the Defence side. Recently, the State government, in addition to LMA, has actually used up a study on road closure. What take place to that, as no final thought has actually been offered.”