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Telanagana government to GHMC: Don’t bow to pressure on demolition of illegal structures

State Municipal Administration minister K T Rama Rao and Chief Secretary Rajiv Sarma held a meeting with the municipal corporation officials, who apprised them of the condition of the roads in the city following the rains.

By: PTI | Hyderabad |
September 27, 2016 8:12:54 pm

Telangana government on Tuesday called for expediting repair works on the roads in the city which were damaged in the heavy rains recently, even as it asked the municipal corporation to carry out demolition of illegal constructions without any pressure.

State Municipal Administration minister K T Rama Rao and Chief Secretary Rajiv Sarma held a meeting with the officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), who apprised them of the condition of the roads in the city following the rains, an official release said.

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The minister and the chief secretary told the GHMC officials “not to bow to any pressure” in carrying out the demolition of unauthorised constructions in the city, it said.

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The Chief Secretary said the government would extend all help to the GHMC on the matter, it said.

The unauthorised constructions on drainage systems and lakes blocked the outlet for flood water during the heavy rains. It led to inundation of several residential localities and complexes in the city.

Sarma also directed that engineering staff from other departments should be roped in the effort to improve the condition of the roads, the release said.

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