Metro rail hits MIM road block at Malakpet
HYDERABAD: Even before civil works could begin, metro rail has hit a roadblock at Chadarghat. According to sources, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(MIM) brought pressure on the GHMC to stop acquiring properties it had identified on the 2-km stretch between Mahatma Gandhi Central Bus Station (Imliban) and Malakpet.
The GHMC has identified 67 buildings for takeover but it could get control of only five of them till date. The acquisition process came to a standstill five months ago.
The property owners said that the GHMC had offered to pay them much less than the market value, hence they declined to part with their buildings. They say that most of the buildings are commercial in nature and form the only source of income for them. Read the full news item in the Times of India, Hyderabad (29 June 2011) at -