Hyderabad metro rail Phase-III expansion
The Telangana State Cabinet has approved a massive plan to improve transport infrastructure in Hyderabad with an estimated cost of Rs. 60,000 crore. This includes the expansion of a double-decker metro rail between Jubilee Bus stand and Tumukunta, as well as Patny and Kandlakoya to a total of 400 km, with a target completion timeframe of three to five years.
Phase-III Part A
- BHEL-Patancheruvu-Isnapur Corridor
- L.B.Nagar – Hayatnagar – Peddamberpet Corridor
- Shamshabad Junction Metro station – Kothur – Shadnagar Corridor
- Uppal – Ghatkesar – Bibinagar Corridor
- Shamshabad Airport – Tukkuguda ORR – Maheswaram X road – Kandukur Corridor
- Tarnaka – ECIL Elevated Metro
Phase-III Part B
- ORR Metro Corridor: Entire stretch of ORR
Phase-III Part C
Elevated 2-Level Corridors: An elevated two-level corridor (one that will be exclusively for metro rail) at the following routes
- JBS to Tumkunta
- Paradise junction to Kandlakoya via Kompally
The new metro corridors
- ORR Metro (alongside the ORR)
- JBS to Thumkunta
- Patny to Kandlakoya
- Isnapur to Miyapur
- Miyapur to Lakdikapul
- LB Nagar to Pedda Amberpet
- Uppal to Bibinagar
- Tarnaka to ECIL X Roads
- Airport to Kandukur (Pharma City)
- To Shadnagar via Shamshabad (Airport Metro)
TSRTC merges with government
Another significant decision was the merger of TSRTC with the state government. With this decision, TSRTC workers will be called government employees. The move is set to benefit 46,000 TSRTC employees.
New IAF airport at Warangal
The Hakimpet airport, which is currently under the Indian Air Force will be converted into a hybrid model, thus making it accessible to the public as well. The state cabinet has approved 233 acres of land for a new IAF airport which will be constructed in Warangal district.
Eight new medical colleges
Eight new medical colleges will be established, making Telangana the only Indian state to have a medical college in every district. The government has also approved the establishment of Telangana Institute of Medical Science and Research (TIMS) hospitals in Hyderabad. NIMS will be expanded with a budget of Rs 1800 crore and a bed capacity of 2000.
The state government has directed the finance department to release immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore to carry out immediate repairs to roads, tanks and others damaged due to the recent heavy rains.
More than 40 people lost their lives in the recent rains. The government has decided to extend ex-gratia to their kin after collecting their details.
District Collectors have been asked to submit reports on the damage caused by the rains to agricultural fields.
Beedi workers will be provided with pensions, ensuring support for this workforce.
A new orphan policy will be introduced in order to help children who have lost their parents. These children will be called ‘Children of the State’.
Three bills, which were rejected by the Telangana Governor, will be reintroduced in the Assembly session scheduled to take place on August 3.
The state government has decided to nominate the scheduled tribe Erukala community’s K Satyanaranana and Prof Dasoju Srravan, a backward community leader, as MLC candidates under the Governor’s quota.