Hyderabad: The Telangana government’s ambitious double-bedroom housing scheme is facing issues even before its take-off in Old Marredpally. Though seventy per cent of families have vacated their houses allowing the authorities to take up demolition work, the remaining 30 per cent of the families are not showing keenness to part with their land and houses.
Mr K. Rajagopal, an employee of a private company, residing in the BJP ‘basti’ where demolitions have started, stated that some of the land owners have gone to the court because they are unhappy with the house allotment offers made by the authorities.
“Siblings and their families are being told to accommodate themselves in a single house instead of giving them two houses. If the government wants us to part with our land, they should be considerate enough and fulfill our needs,” he said.
Nearly 400 families stay in this basti and majority of them have shifted to places like Neredmet, Tukaramgate, Malkajgiri, Bowenpally etc. to pave way for the demolitions. “We were told to stay in rented houses and take care of related expenses for the next ten months or so. Families would have been happier if they could complete the project within a year”, another local said.
Mr G. Sanjay, whose family hadn’t moved out stated that while some joint families are being given multiple allotments, others have not been extended the facility and hence the discontent.
While authorities were able to make some headway in BJP basti, the situation is quite grim in Vivekanandanagar and Rajivnagar society, where they have not been able to make a single dent.
Meanwhile, RDO Ms. K. Chandrakala visited the place and spoke to families that did not vacate the area. She tried to note down their grievances and suggested ways to end the dilemma. While some were content, others put forth their views strongly to her.
Meanwhile, MLA Mr. G.Sayanna said that they would try to get on board all families in Old Marredpally for housing scheme. He said that the 2BHK colony would have improved amenities including widened roads, drainage and potable water supply.
SCB razes penthouse
Secunderabad Canton-ment officials on Tuesday demolished pent house of an under construction building in Syndicate Bank colo-ny of West Marred-pally.
According to engineering wing, the owner took permission for a G+2 construction, but was trying to build a pent house violating rules. It was found that the FSI (floor space index) was exceeded beyond that is allowed for a house built in 400 sq. yards of land.
TRS chief believes neither BJP nor Congress would get numbers to rule.
Dr Laxman reminded the people that both JD(S) and Congress had lost seats and a decline in numbers when compared to the last elections.
They would also understand the party ideology.
They passed a resolution stating that they would follow the footsteps of Mr Srinivas if he takes a political decision.
For the eighth consecutive day since May 14, fuel prices have increased everyday, leading to resentment among motorists.
It increased from 28.5 in 2014 to 31.4 in 2016 in the rest of the country.
India stands at 24 globally in holding events, Hyderabad at 193.
The legal metrology department recently raided several malls in the city and registered around 120 cases and seized goods worth Rs 1 crore.
Most of the offenders had above 36 points of blood alcohol content (BAC).
The victim, Selva Kumar, 50, was carrying the cash to make payments to his business clients in Hyderabad.
Siddharth Mani took to social media to say, I was given my fifth preference which is nearly 3,000 km away.
Police recovered 11 cell phones worth Rs 1.5 lakh from them. They used to sell the stolen at cheap rates in the black market.