Hyderabad protests fallout: Chandrayangutta flyover inauguration postponed till Aug 27

The inauguration was scheduled for August 22. However, massive protests rocked Hyderabad over the derogatory comments made by BJP MLA Raja Singh against Prophet Muhammad.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Aug 2022 6:38 AM GMT
Hyderabad protests fallout: Chandrayangutta flyover inauguration postponed till Aug 27

Chandrayangutta flyover inauguration has been postponed till August 27 following protests in the city

The inauguration was scheduled for August 22. However, massive protests rocked Hyderabad over the derogatory comments made by BJP MLA Raja Singh against Prophet Muhammad.

Hyderabad city task force and Shahithyagunj police arrested Raja Singh on Tuesday morning. Massive protests were witnessed in the city against Singh for uploading a highly inflammatory YouTube video.

Protests erupted at around 2 am on Tuesday after Raja Singh released the controversial video on YouTube at midnight.

Massive protests led by AIMIM, Hyderabad Youth Courage (HYC) rocked Dabeerpura, Humayun Nagar, Charminar Chandrayangutta, and other parts of the city.

At midnight, protesters assembled near the Commissioner of Police office in Basheerbagh demanding the arrest of Raja Singh.

According to the Dabeerpura Inspector, a case was registered against Raja Singh under section 153 A, 295 A, 505, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In the video posted on `Shree Ram Channel Telangana', Raja Singh also abused comedian Munawar Faruqui and his mother two days after his show in Hyderabad. He even made comments very similar to the ones made by BJP leader Nupur Sharma, which had evoked condemnation from Muslim countries.

It is important to recall that Raja Singh had attempted to disrupt Munawar Faruqui's show at Shilpakala Vedika in Hyderabad on 21 August.

The Chandrayangutta flyover will facilitate hassle-free travel from Shamshabad International Airport to Nalgonda and Warangal via LB Nagar.

To overcome traffic problems at Chandrayangutta, the flyover expansion was undertaken at a cost of Rs. 45 crore. It has four lanes, with a length of 674 meters on both sides so that vehicles can directly go over the flyover without stopping at Kandikal Gate and Barkas junctions.

The flyover has been extended to avoid traffic congestion at the approach end of the existing flyover. The flyover was constructed to ensure easy travel to LB Nagar via Oyc junction and from LB Nagar to Shamshabad.

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