KTR seeks Rs 8k Cr allocation for TS in union budget

Minister for municipal administration and urban development K.T. Rama Rao has sought Rs 8,000 crore allocation for Telangana in the Union Budget.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Jan 2022 3:54 AM GMT
KTR seeks Rs 8k Cr allocation for TS in union budget

Hyderabad: Minister for municipal administration and urban development K.T. Rama Rao has sought Rs 8,000 crore allocation for Telangana in the Union Budget.

The Minister requested for allocation of funds for Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) along the KPHB- Kokapet- Narsingi corridor. While the preliminary estimates of the MRTS are Rs 3,050 crore, he requested the Centre to sanction 15 percent of the project cost i.e Rs 450 crore.

He sought funds for Warangal Metro -Neo project amounting to Rs 184 crore. KTR stated that this project would be a major milestone in public transport in a tier II city, and requested the Centre to sanction 20 percent of the project cost.

"The government of Telangana is exploring the possibility of manufacturing metro-neo coaches in Telangana in conformity to Gol policy of Make in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan," he said.

KTR also brought to the notice of the Union Finance Minister that the state government has embarked on several initiatives like Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP), Model Corridors Development and Hyderabad Road Development. It is aimed to improve the transport network in Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA).

He said a total of 22 missing link roads were taken up and completed, while another 17 such link roads are at various stages of completion.

Further, to extend the missing link connectivity/improvement and comprehensive development up to Outer Ring Road including the surrounding urban local bodies, a total of 104 additional corridors are identified to take up with an estimated amount of Rs 2,400 crore. These connecting roads are proving to be the lifeline of urban mobility, he said in the letter.

He requested the Union government to support the Telangana government by extending a contribution of Rs 800 crore which is one-third of the project cost.

As per the DPRs for Phase II of SRDP, the estimated cost of various works is Rs 14,000 crore. These include improvement of important roads, construction of flyovers and underpasses for smooth connectivity, and widening of important roads and he requested her to provide 10 percent of the project cost.

Highlighting the need for a stronger sewerage network in Hyderabad, KTR cited the ambitious Comprehensive Sewerage Master Plan (CSMP) taken up by the state government.

The plan includes the construction of 62 Sewage Treatment Plants at a total estimated cost of Rs 8,684.54 crore and urged the Central government to sanction one-third of the project cost.

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