SCB-GHMC merger will increase Telangana's land bank by 3000 acres

The SCB-GHMC merger will increase Telangana’s land bank by 3,000 acres minimum.  

The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) will transfer all the land within its limits to the GHMC after the Ministry of Defence (MoS) agrees to the excision. 

An SCB official stated that “The state government can roll out infrastructure on the line of neighboring GHMC only after the transfer."  

He added that the land to be handed measures over 3000 acres. 

The lands will incorporate Cantonment land, vacant land within SCB properties like parks, reservoirs, gardens, employees’ residential quarters, workshops, and more. 

The official added that the present market value of these lands is very high due to their prime locations. 

People involved stated, “After SCB transfers the land to the municipal corporation, a committee comprising engineering wing officials will be constituted to recommend building skyways/flyovers along the busy stretches, foot-over bridges, take up road widening at major traffic junctions, and other infra projects."