Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stop the Land Robbery by L&T Metro in Hyderabad

Press Meet against the Land Robbery by L&T Metro in Hyderabad. Blatant violation of Concession Agreement. Already 71.39 acres of land allocated in excess of what is promised in the Agreement. Where will it end? Government of AP is taking away the land from other Department and handing over the same to L&T. This is a real estate project in the garb of public transportation. The following persons addressed the press today (24October13): Dr. C. Ramachandraiah, Social Scientist, S. Jeevan Kumar, State President, Human Rights Forum, A.P.; Mr. B. Ramakrishna Raju, State Convenor, NAPM, A.P. and O.M. Debara, General Secretary, Forum for a Better Hyderabad. Read our full Press Release under the Downloads on the Home page of this blog.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Traders on Corridor 2 protest against Metro route

Thoughtless and scandalous actions of the Hyderabad metro authorities are giving rise to new conflicts and tensions. Corridor 2 (from Jubilee bus station to Falaknuma) is the most useless route and is most destructive in the sense that many shops and buildings will be demolished on this route. The famous Sultan Bazaar is located on this route. In the present instance of the news item below, the route of Corridor 2 has been diverted towards the Old Gandhi Hospital which leads to demolition of many buildings including taking over of land of a church. The authorities are also eying on taking over about 10 acres of the hospital land for the L&T's real estate business. There is no any technical report or expert opinion for the diversion of this route.