In a bid to showcase Hyderabad as a global destination, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed revenue officials to identify land around Hussainsagar for construction of skyscrapers.
The chief minister held a detailed review meeting on the proposal of constructing sky scrapers with 60 to 100 floors and also examined some of the tower models. Vacant land around Hussainsagar at the Hyderabad Boat Club, Necklace Road, Jala Vihar, Ambedkarnagar, Sanjeevaiah Park, Secunderabad Sailing Club, Marriott Hotel, DBR Mills, Lower Tank Bund and Secretariat were shown to KCR through Google maps.
KCR said highrises can be constructed in vacant land at DBR Mills, Jala Vihar, Sanjeevaiah Park and opposite Marriott Hotel and even between Necklace Road and the railway tracks. He instructed officials to come up with details pertaining to the vacant lands and submit a report.
The chief minister reiterated that the state government was committed to developing Hyderabad as an international destination and skyscrapers would be an added attraction. Skyscrapers have advantage of providing all amenities like offices, commercial complexes, amusement and other facilities in minimum available spaces.
KCR said the highrises would be developed on the lines of Petronas Towers in Malaysia and those near Mumbai coast for which many infrastructure giants would be invited to take up the projects. He said a detailed study needs to be done on whether such projects would be taken up by the state government or handed over to private firms. He further assured that no construction would be taken up in those areas in Necklace Road where people relax.
KCR said rehabilitation and relocation would be worked out for slum dwellers in places like Ambedkarnagar, Indira Park, Jala Vihar and near Sanjeevaiah Park if skyscrapers are constructed in these areas. He said exclusive buildings would be constructed and the dislocated would be accommodated in those towers. He also reviewed the Hussainsagar cleaning project and sought completion of the work as early as possible.