HMDA Will Be Completed by Month Ending

The master plan for the former Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) area will be completed by April ending.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), received nearly 1,800 rejections and suggestions from residents and organizations and decided to do some changes in the draft master plan, particularly regarding road widths, green belts near water bodies and land use.

The revised draft would be submitted to the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD). Most of the rejections were received from individuals, about 100 petitions were received from government departments and other organizations.

Individuals have requested HMDA to give up the plan to enlarge road width in their colonies and focus on main roads. The other petitions were related to variation in land use. Residents have appealed HMDA to modify land use of their localities to commercial from residential purpose.

These requests were received from inhabitants of places such as Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills and Padmarao Nagar. Their argument was that even though their areas were not notified as commercial areas, roads have become busy and cannot be used for residential purpose.

APSRTC has asked HMDA to modify their depots such as Ranigunj to multi-purpose land use from transportation, because it has plans to build commercial complexes with public private partnership. The transport corporation desires to commercially use its land to obtain revenue from rentals. The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited appealed to urban authority to design at least 100 feet road along three metro corridors present in the master plan.