Humanity died in Hyderabad on Wednesday night. A young mother, grieving the death of her 10-year-old son, was forced to stay on the street all night, forced to get drenched in the rain without an ounce of comfort, all because her landlord did not think it was ‘auspicious’ to have a dead body inside the house.
The shocking incident took place in Venkateshwar Nagar in Kukatpally area on Wednesday night.
Eswaramma and her younger son sat with the body of Suresh, who died of dengue at the government-run Niloufer Hospital on Wednesday evening. Eswaramma brought the body to the house where she was living on rent with her two sons for the last four years. But she did not expect her house owner, Jagdish Gupta, to stop her from entering the premises.
Jagdish refused to allow the body inside the house, saying since his daughter got married recently, it would be inauspicious to keep the body in the house. He showed no mercy even though it was raining heavily.
The neighbours, though, decided to help Eswaramma out. They arranged for tarpaulin covers, and also brought a body box for the 10-year-old.
Condemning Jagdish’s inhuman act, they also collected donations for Suresh’s last rites.
According to reports, seven children have died due to dengue between July and September, including three who died because of medical facilities allegedly not up to the mark.
The New Indian Express reported that a total of 915 cases of dengue were detected in Telangana until September 9, 2017, out of which, 354 were recorded in Khammam district and 192 cases were recorded in Hyderabad.
“We are reporting every case that is being notified. Since last year, we have also ramped up our surveillance and are continuing to do so this year too,” Dr S Prabhavathi, State Programme Officer for the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme told The Hindu.
Absolutely true for any person who is in real love with their partner. In this era of leechers, it is very hard to find such people. And if you happen to find one, treat him/her like a rare gem. You deserved it.
My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.
If you have a love in your life, who absolutely turns any moment of sadness into a marvelous one. Then this quote is for them. Share this love quote with your lover and see the smile on their face. It will be priceless.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Nothing else matters, really. Nothing else. Life is not about Netflix and chill, neither it is about money or success. Life is all about LOVE. Loving and being loved. This quote was said by Audrey Hepburn.
You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.
A true love love is rarer than a pink star diamond. And your love is no ordinary. Do not miss any chance to let your love know how much you love him/her. Tell them this love quote and they will surely be the happiest person alive.
I know I am in love with you, because my reality is finally better than my dreams.
This quotes about love is the one I totally admire. There is nothing better that can happen to someone, other than finding the love of their life, who is always there for them, and for their happiness. This was a quote by Dr. Seuss.
I need you like a heart needs a beat.
This love’ quotes will surely melt the heart of your Guy / Girl. The sentence seems so small to us, but the meaning behind it is so damn deep. If you are trying to express your feelings to someone new, make sure you use this quote before any other love quotes in the list. This quote was taken from a OneRepublic’s song.
Your love is all I need to feel complete.
Quote for couples or someone who has been in the relationship for some time. This couple quotes will breath new life into your relationship when said at the right time. Try it with your love and see how well it goes.
I will love you until the stars go out, and the tides no longer turn.
In case you didn’t get it, the quote simply means that you will never stop loving him / her. This is one of the best love quotes and works very well with everyone. This could be one of the most romantic quotes for her. Your lover will surely love and appreciate you for saying this.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
Ain’t it simply a cute and adorable sayings about love? Well, if someone said it to me, I will hug her so tightly that she could barely breathe. This quote cam from Joan Powers, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
A straight, simple and up-to-the-point love quote. If you like straight talks, you may try this with your love, s/he will definitely like it. A quote by Samuel Lover.
Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.
A very inspirational love quotes. Whoever said this, must have had a love like Romeo and Juliet, and its an inspiration for all of us to be, and live like them.
You are my song. You are my song of love.
A very short love quotes for anyone who wants to express their feeling of love. However, it will be more awesome if this quote is used by a musician, singer or an artist.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
One of the best in love quotes to express your feelings to your first love of life. If s/he is not your first, this quote can help them know that they are way better than your ex, which might make them love you more. A quote by Hermann Hesse.
Sex alleviates tension. Love Causes it.
Pretty much self-explanatory, and you probably know where and when to use it. This is one the famous love quotes and comes from the American writer, actor and director, Woody Allen.
Our Relationship is meant to be. Something that was written in the stars and drawn into our destiny.
The most romantic quotes on love in the history. There is nothing more romantic than saying this to your Love at a lovely dinner or at any point in time, where you think it fits perfectly.
The first time you touched me, I knew I was born to be yours.
A perfect quote for your love, if you see a soulmate in him / her. It is one of the good love quotes in the list. Saying this to your girl/boyfriend is no less than asking them to stay with you forever.
Where there is Love. There is Life.
One love is all we need to survive in this world. However, the ugly truth about life is, people rarely get true love. Most of the time, it is not true love but infatuation. If you are lucky enough to find one such gem, you are lucky!
Let us Flip the coin the see. Head, I am yours. Tail, you are mine. So, we won’t lose.
This beautiful love quotes will let your love know how much they mean to you. True love is the most precious thing in life, and no one can/should leave their real love over anything else. Keep and protect them in your heart always.
There is only happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
This famous quotes about love describe the whole life of a person in a single sentence. I believe that love is the only component that makes life complete and worth living. A quote by George Sand.
There are only two times that I want to be with you. Now and Forever.
Simple to hear yet the most powerful love quote you can ever say. Dedicate this love quote to your loved one and watch them jump with happiness. Of course, if the same feeling exists between both of you.
What makes tomorrow’s special event so interesting, and perhaps a bit less exciting, is that we already know almost everything Apple is planning to introduce. Though Apple does its best to keep product leaks at bay, the biggest leaks we’ve seen in the build-up to tomorrow’s event have, strangely enough, come directly from Apple. A few weeks ago, Apple inadvertently made its HomePod firmware available for public download, and in the process developers managed to unearth a number of interesting tidbits regarding the iPhone 8 and iOS 11. And just this weekend, an Apple employee leaked an iOS 11 GM to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Before long, developers managed to figure out all sorts of interesting details surrounding the line of products set to debut at tomorrow’s special event.
With that said, let’s dive in and take a look at what Apple will show off to the world tomorrow morning.
Of course, it only makes sense for us to start with the iPhone 8, arguably the most anticipated iPhone release we’ve seen since the original hit store shelves 10 years ago. By now, we all know that the next-gen device we’ve unofficially dubbed the iPhone 8 will actually be called the iPhone X. Though not 100% official just yet, data strings in the iOS 11 GM leak revealed that Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup will consist of three devices: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
One of the reasons why the iPhone X has generated so much excitement is because it will finally introduce us to a completely new form factor, a welcome change given that the iPhone form factor has remained largely unchanged since 2014’s iPhone 6.
The iPhone X, though, will thankfully spice things up. First and foremost, the iPhone X will feature an edge-to-edge OLED display. So not only will the iPhone X offer users more screen real estate, the OLED display itself will deliver richer and more vibrant colors. Of course, with the iPhone X sporting an edgeless display, Apple has decided to do away with the venerable home button, a mainstay of every single iPhone ever released. In its place, Apple will rely upon facial recognition software as a means for user authentication and transaction verification. Data strings found in the recent iOS 11 GM leak refer to this new feature as Face ID, and as we highlighted yesterday, the setup process is very close in nature to the existing Touch ID setup process.
Now seeing as how reliable Touch ID was, it’s only natural to wonder if Face ID will be a serviceable replacement. The good news is that the technology underlying Face ID will likely be extremely secure, reliable and lightning quick. It stands to reason that some of Face ID’s core functionality is built upon technology Apple snatched up when it acquired an Israeli company called Realface earlier this year. As we noted in a detailed profile on the company a few months ago, Realface’s technology boasts a 99.67% success rate when identifying faces. More importantly, the technology creates a 3D map of an individual’s face and is capable of filtering out photos, videos and even sculptures designed to trick the software. What’s more, Face ID will reportedly work in the dark thanks to infrared cameras on the front of the iPhone. Further, Face ID will likely work from all sorts of angles, which is to say users won’t have to hold the device directly in front of their face in order to unlock it. And last but not least, Face ID can be used to authorize Apple Pay transactions.
Additionally, the iPhone X will incorporate a range of new gestures to mimic the functionality of the home button.
The photo below is an accurate representation of what the iPhone X will look like.
You’ll note that the design here features two “flaps” to the left and right of the phone’s camera sensors. This is where Apple will position items like the time and signal strength, as illustrated below.
The iPhone X is a massive upgrade and will also come packed with 3GB of RAM, a blazing fast A11 processor, improved water resistance, better battery life, and wireless charging functionality. Though wireless charging is hardly a new innovation in the smartphone space, it’s nice to see Apple finally joining the party. The only downside though, however slight, is that the device will support QI’s slower wireless charging protocol at 7.5W.
Hardware wise, it appears that the iPhone X will be an absolute beast.
Let’s talk about storage and pricing. Apple has thankfully come a long ways from the days when entry-level iPhones only came with 16GB of storage. With the iPhone X, leaks have hinted that the iPhone X will be available in two storage capacities, 128GB and 256GB. Pricing won’t be made official until tomorrow, but rumor has it that the entry-level iPhone X will set you back about $1,000.
In terms of colors, the iPhone X will reportedly be available in three colors: white, black, and a new color dubbed “Blush Gold” that bears a strong resemblance to copper as evidenced by the photo above. It’s also worth noting that the front side of every iPhone X model — including the white model — will feature a black front.
One other tidbit to be aware of is that the iPhone X will likely incorporate the True Tone display technology Apple first introduced on the iPad Pro.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Alongside the iPhone X, Apple will introduce two new iPhones dubbed the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. These devices will essentially be the equivalent to iPhone 7s devices insofar as the form factor will be the same as Apple’s current iPhone 7 lineup. Not to worry, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will ship with a home button and Touch ID for those of you out there reluctant to embrace change. Aside from faster internals, the most notable rumor we’ve seen regarding Apple’s iPhone 8 models is that they will support wireless charging.
Storage wise, rumor has it that the iPhone 8 models will ship in the following configurations: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 8 models will not feature an OLED display as this will be a premium feature available only on the iPhone X.
We already know much of what iOS 11 will bring to the table given that we’ve seen a seemingly endless stream of betas launch over the past few weeks. Still, the iOS 11 GM leak has provided us with some interesting details regarding previously unannounced features. The most exciting new iOS 11 feature you may not have heard of yet is an animated emoji feature called Animoji. While animated emojis are nothing new, the implementation in iOS 11 will reportedly let users tweak the appearance of existing emojis based on their own facial expressions.
New iPhones aside, the second most interesting product launch we’ll see on Tuesday centers on the Apple Watch. Though the original Apple Watch left a lot to be desired, Apple to its credit has steadily improved the device with a series of both hardware and software enhancements. Looking ahead, the Apple Watch 3 will make the beloved wearable — which currently enjoys a 97% satisfaction rate — even more useful.
According to a number of rumors, not to mention data strings found in Apple’s leaked iOS 11 GM, the next-gen Apple Watch will feature LTE connectivity. This will be a welcome improvement as it will allow users to make phone calls and send messages from their existing number even when their iPhone isn’t nearby. Naturally, LTE will only be an option available on pricier models.
Further, the overall design and size of the Apple Watch will likely remain the same, with 38mm and 42mm sizes being the two available sizes. Lastly, developer Steven Troughton-Smith, after poking around the iOS 11 GM, managed to find a render of what appears to be an Apple Watch 3 with a red digital crown.
The third big-ticket item we can look forward to on Tuesday involves Apple’s set-top box. Though still just a hobby for Apple in terms of overall revenue, Apple over the past few years has slowly but surely added more and more features to the Apple TV. Still, the device, for what it’s priced at, isn’t as compelling as competing products from the likes of Roku. The next-gen Apple TV, though, is poised to change that as 4K streaming support will finally be an option. According to the iOS 11 GM, the minimum bandwidth speed required to stream 4K videos will be 15Mbps. The upcoming Apple TV will also offer up support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Well, Pahlaj Nihalani’s Julie 2 trailer is out! The film that features southern sensation Raai Laxmi in the lead role, marks her full fledged Bollywood debut with this one. The movie shoot kickstarted last year and is all set to release on October 6, 2017. The movie was originally supposed to release on August 12, 2016. Now that the trailer is out, here’s what you will see…
What’s it about
The film showcases the journey of a Julie a najayaz (illegitimate) small towngirl, who scales success in the entertainment business. The film has a lot of bold scenes and throws light on casting couch in the industry. There is also a murder mystery involved in the film. Raai Laxmi plays the female lead and the cast includes Ravi Kishen, Nishikant Kamant, Pankaj Tripathy, Rati Agnihotri, Aditya Srivastava and so on. The film has been produced and directed by Deepak Shrivastava and has been presented by Pahlaj Nihalani. Looks like someone is all set to shed their sanskari image!
Raai Laxmi sets the temperatures soaring with her bold scenes in the film. The actress pulls off a Vidya Balan from The Dirty Picture in a few scenes but looks super hot in a one piece bikini. The plot of the film is pretty much out there and we know what to expect from the film. The makers have tried to keep it as realistic as possible.
It was bad enough that Pahlaj Nihalani decided to shed his sanskari image but it’s worse that he decided to do it this way. There are a few scenes in the trailer that are absolutely cringe-worthy. Even men wouldn’t approve of it. It looks like just another low budget film with a plot that holds no mystery or curiosity. The reason the audience will judge the trailer more than anything is because of Nihalani’s drama and reputation in the past.
Check out the trailer right here.
What do you think of the trailer? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more.
Kaveri Pushkaram is a festival of River Kaveri that normally occurs once in 12 years. This Pushkaram is observed for a period of 13 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Tula rasi (Libra)
Start Date: 12th September 2017
End Date: 23rd September 2017
Number of Days Celebrated: 12 Days
The Kaveri is also called as ‘Cauvery’ in English, is a large river in India. It rises on Brahmagiri Hill of the Western Ghats in southwestern Karnataka state, flows in a southeastern direction for 475 miles through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and descends the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls and finally surrenders in the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths.
Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to worshiping of rivers. It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
Pushkaralu is celebrated at shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers in India, in the form of ancestor worship, devotional music and cultural programmes, spiritual discourses. Pushkaralu celebration happens annually, once in 12 years along each river. Each river is associated with a zodiac sign, and the river for each year’s festival is based on which sign Jupiter is in at the time. Due to regional variations, some of the zodiac signs are associated with multiple rivers.
Kaveri, Kaveri Pushkaram
It has many tributaries namely, Shimsha, the Hemavati River, the Arkavathy River, Honnuhole River, Lakshmana Tirtha River, Kabini River, Bhavani River, the Lokapavani River, the Noyyal River and the Amaravati River. As the river flows in the Deccan Plateau, it forms two islands, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra.
Kaveri river breaks into a large number of distributaries forming a wide delta called the “garden of southern India.” Known to devout Hindus as Daksina Ganga (“Ganges of the South”), the Kaveri River is celebrated for its scenery and sanctity in Tamil literature, and its entire course is considered holy ground. The river is also important for its irrigation canal projects.
Kaveri river also joins the Hogenakal Falls before arriving in the town of Hogenakal and Srirangam in Tamil Nadu. It then meanders in the southern plains and in the Thanjavur district rich, silt-laden river delta is formed before it falls into the Bay of Bengal.
The river water is the source of extensive irrigation project and for the generation of hydroelectric power. Dams constructed across the river are Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Mettur Dam and the Banasura Sagar Dam on the Kabini River, which is the tributary of the Cauvery. This sacrosanct river has been mentioned in Tamil literature. A large number of temple towns are situated in the lower course of the Cauvery River in Tamil Nadu.
After sweeping past the historic rock of Tiruchchirappalli, the Kaveri breaks at Srirangam Island, a major pilgrimage centre. There, in eastern Tamil Nadu state, its braided and extensively irrigated deltaic region of about 4,000 square miles (10,360 square km) begins. A dam called the Grand Anicut was built in the 2nd century at the point where the river divides. A second dam (1836–38) across the Kollidam River, the Kaveri’s northern and larger channel, saved the old system from silting and extended irrigation.
The open roadsteads of Nagapatnam and Karikal are on the seaward side of the delta. The Kaveri’s main tributaries are the Kabani, Amaravati, Noyil, and Bhavani rivers.
The history of Kaveri River dates back to its origin. The Kaveri River is one of the sacred rivers of the country. Kaveri or Cauvery is among the most sacred rivers of India and though to be the Dakshina Ganga or Ganga of the South.
The Hindu Mythology says several versions about the descent of River Kaveri. The most popular one is that a king by the name of Kavera lived in the Brahmagiri hills and prayed to Lord Brahma for a child. He was blessed with a daughter whom he named Kaveri. She was the water manifestation of the human form. The great sage Agastya married her and kept her in his kamandalu or the spouted jug. When a terrible drought trounced the land, Ganesha in the guise of a crow, tipped the kamandalu and out flowed Kaveri.
HBO is in a bad way – they’ve been hit by relentless leaks of GoT episodes week after week, to the point that I’m guessing they’ve just given in to grim resignation that each episode is going to get released before its official date. And that’s almost exactly what happened with the season finale that’s set to come out next week.
Mr. Smith, the hacking group that’s responsible for stealing approximately 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, actually sent confidential plot summaries and outlines to Mashable. And, surprise surprise, it contains specific details about how season 7 will end.
However, Mashable has declined to publish these details, and in turn saved us from a massive wave of spoilers and leaks.
However, this is what the hacking group had to say about the whole fiasco.
“By the way, we officially inform you and other hundred of reporters whom emailing us that we sold ‘HBO IS FALLING’s entire collection (5 TB!!!) to 3 customer in deep web and we earned half of requested ransom,” the hackers told Mashable via email. “We put a condition for our respected customers and they approved. We will leak many many waves of HBO’s internal stuff to punish them for playing us and set an example of greedy corporation.”
These guys aren’t playing around. We don’t know who has access to this information, and when it might be released, so be ready!
Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty of rape by the special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday. Though the quantum of sentence will be announced on Monday, August 28, the followers of this controversial godman have wrecked havoc in Panchkula.
The ongoing rampage in four states – Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, has resulted in the death of 13 people injured around 200. Rioters have also torched media vans, two train coaches and a petrol pump.
But did you know that Singh, who is hailed as the ‘Messenger of God’ by his massive 6 crore followers is one of the top five richest gurus in India.
Singh, whose blessings are seeked by politicians from Punjab and Haryana, has around 46 ashrams across India, along with branches in countries like the US, Canada, the UAE, Australia and the UK.
He also owns a hospital in Rajasthan and petrol pumps in many parts of the nation. Reports claim that Singh also owns several properties in Haryana. According to an educational platform called Finapp, the godman owns one of the best luxury houses in Haryana. The estimated value of this property that was brought in 2006 is around Rs 2.80 crore.
Singh, who enjoys a VVIP Status and a Z level security cover in India, owns a fleet of luxury cars. His collection includes Hummer, Bugatti Veyron and BMW and several modified cars.
A few of his cars are a Bugatti Veyron replica known as ‘Chariot of God’, an Agrojetter, which is basically a modified Hero Honda Karizma, a modified Hyundai Santro and a modified Maruti Gypsy.
According to Hello Travel, Singh owns over 700 acres of agriculture land in Sirsa.
So, what’s his net worth?
Singh, who has also made five films, has an average movie remuneration of Rs 2.6 crore. The estimated net worth of Singh, who also holds many several Guinness World Records is Rs 20 crore. The net worth of Singh has also grown by 260 percent in the last five years, reported Finapp.
Interestingly, Dera Sacha Sauda and the organisations related to it enjoy tax exemption under section 10(23) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
A case has been registered against three Kashmiri students for allegedly failing to stand up for the national anthem at a cinema theatre here Saturday evening. The three were released on bail on Sunday, after spending a night at the police station. A case under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, has been registered at the Rajendra Nagar police station under Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, against the three students of Al Habib Engineering College.
The three had gone to watch Bareilly Ki Barfiat Mantra Mall at Upparpally, when they allegedly refused to stand up when the national anthem was played before the movie. The students, however, told police they had entered the theatre late and were disoriented in the dark and still trying to settle down in their seats when the anthem started. They failed to immediately react, and were prodded by someone behind them to stand up, which they did, they said.
According to the students, after the national anthem ended, a man sitting behind them asked them their names and where they were from. They also told police they suspected the man was a senior police officer who informed local police about them. However, Inspector V Umender of Rajendra Nagar police station denied this, saying several people had complained against the three to the cinema hall manager, who lodged a written complaint at 9 pm.
“We detained the three youths, gave them a notice and released them. We have taken statements from the theatre manager as well as the three boys. Once investigation is over, we will file a chargesheet. The boys claimed they were unaware the anthem had started, but the theatre manager stated that they were reluctant to stand up although several people around them indicated they should. They stood up very reluctantly towards the end of the anthem, it seems,” the inspector said.
Hyderabad: Putting an end to suspense on the metro rail, Industries and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said the Hyderabad metro rail will start from November this year.
In the first phase, Miyapur to Nagole would be opened. This would ease the traffic congestion on this 29km stretch to an extent, he said. The metro rail project will have two other corridors- JBS to Falaknuma and Nagole to Shiplaramam- later.
The project would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has sought time from the PM for this, Rao informed on Friday at the Telangana Builders Federation annual general body meet here.
Hyderabad as a global city
The minister said that work is in progress to make Hyderabad a global city. “Building a greenfield city is easy. However, developing Hyderabad, which has been evolving over the past over 425 years, is a challenge. We have made plans for that and it will take about eight years for the city to be a global city,” he said.
Power and water situation
Highlighting the work being done by Telangana Government, he said there were fears of the newly formed State plunging into power crisis. “The industries were in a spot of bother due to erratic power supply in summers. We have ensured continuous power supply for both domestic and industry consumers,” he said.
The government has been ensuring drinking water supply too to all parts city. It is supply about 400 MGD water, he said.
Ease of doing business
The State has been placed number one in ease of doing business. It has taken several measures, including a single window clearance system to give approvals to industries setting up operations, to improve transparency in the way the Government functions. Three new States were formed 13 years before Telangana came into being. They are still on their way to development on several fronts. On the other hand, Telangana was ahead in ease of doing business, digital transactions, growth rate and at least 12 other parametres, the minister said.
He attributed the success on multiple fronts to the planning by the Government machinery, led by Chief Minsiter Chandrashekar Rao.
A fear psychosis was created about the industry moving out of the State during the statehood movement. However, Telangana focused on improving the facilities and succeeded in winning the trust of the industry and secured significant investments into the State. There were widespread fears of law and order situation deteriorating in the new State. However, the police records show that the crime rate went down in the past three years, the Industries Minister said.
Road development plans
The current sewer drain system in the city is sufficient to carry only 2cm rain. When it rains more, there is water logging in the city. “Last year, it rained 40 cm,” he said. The Government has drawn up plans to modernise the sewer lines with an estimated outlay of Rs 13,000 crore, the minister said adding that good infrastructure was pre-requisite for Hyderabad to be a global city.
The Government has formed a special purpose vehicle- Strategic Road Development Plan with an outlay of Rs 3,000 crore. Among others, the government has planned four new expressways- Nallakunta to Ramanathapur (Rs 250 crore), Uppal to Narapally in Ghatkesar mandal (Rs 900 crore), Paradise to Kompally and one more from Jubilee Bus Station towards Shamirpet. Since the last two go through defence areas, the State Government has been in talks with the Defence ministry seeking land for the projects. This apart, a previous proposal for an expressway from Balanagar towards Narsapur road will be revived.
The city road network was about 9,000 km. The Government has decided to take up white topping of 290km roads. Power, telecom cables and pipeline network will be taken up through ducts to ensure that the roads are not dug up. With complaints pouring on the quality of roads, the contractors will be responsible for maintenance of the roads for seven years. “The results of these plans will be visible in two years,” he said.
Core city development
An elevated corridor, a suspension bridge and a tunnel are being taken up in the Durgam Cheruvu vicinity. The Government has also embarked on Musi river beautification project. The Phase I works will be taken up with an outlay of Rs 1,600 crore. Several townships are coming up in the outskirts. This will help development happen in the periphery, he said adding that the Government is keen on implementing one lakh units under the 2BHK scheme and tenders for the same will be called soon.
Gram Panchayats to be merged:
Several Gram Panchayats on the city outskirts will be merged with the GHMC gradually. Government will deal sternly with builders who are not following the set procedures. “The Government has data on construction activity happening in the periphery and could initiate action on violations,” he said asking the builders to adopt self-regulation and adhere to norms relating to parking, sewage and other amenities. Land records are being streamlined, he said.