The Telangana government is gearing up to provide wayside leisure facilities on ORR for making long way routes comfortable to commuters.
MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao said that at the 19 interchange routes of the 160-kilometre-long Outer Ring Road (ORR) around Hyderabad the government is planning to build roadway amenities which will provide leisure for those who drive along the stretch. The government proposed facilities include Clean drinking water, food courts, restrooms, car park and other services.
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The Minister announced that by 2nd October 18,000 public toilets would be ready at every City in the State. The government has spent Rs 69,000 crore on the City's growth from 2014 till its plan to turn it into a world-class city, and the amount could well exceed the one lakh crore mark if revenue expenditure is added.
In the past six years, the GHMC budgetary allocation was Rs 7,700 crores and, through programmes like the Strategic Road Department Program (SRDP), the Non-Budgetary Allocation will be another Rs 1,800 crores. The Minister explained that not only in Hyderabad but in other cities of the State, the State government has been releasing funds promptly to the civic bodies. "The Government released Rs 78 Crore every month to GHMC without fail since the launch of the 'Pattana Pragathi' programme, as of February of this year.
The planned wayside amenities would give impetus to economic activities, including trade and employment.
By: Shailaja K