Warned not to increase metro fares: Clarity on the metro to KTR.
Hyderabad: Telangana IT and Industries Minister KTR said that he has already warned them that they will not be satisfied if the metro ticket prices are increased at will. He said that they have suggested to the metro authorities that the prices should be at par with RTC. On the last day of Telangana state budget meetings, there is a discussion on taxes. KTR answered questions asked by the members on metro works, the development of GHMC, and the development of canals.
In Hyderabad city Rs. KTR said that they are developing Nala with 985 crores. He said that as part of the Strategic Drainage Development Program-SNDP, the sewerage system is being strengthened in all parts of the city. KTR explained that priority has been given to all areas in the first phase. He said that with the completion of some works, the problem of flooding in some colonies of LB Nagar during the last monsoon season has reduced to some extent.
Minister KTR accused the Center of blocking the construction of new metro lines in Hyderabad. He alleged that BJP is releasing funds to the states but not to Telangana. Minister KTR said that he has already warned that he will not rest if the metro ticket prices are increased as he likes. Metro officials have been advised to be on par with RTC.
KTR said that the decision to have ADS in Metro was under Congress’s rule. He said that activities have been designed to complete the Express Metro up to Shamshabad Airport in three years. He said that everyone knows that Hyderabad means Charminar and the government is sincere about metro works for the old city.