Hyderabad roads have been in a very bad state for months now, in fact, people have started raising different petitions on Change.org to bring this problem into the limelight and change the current situation. But unfortunately, things are being handled pretty slowly about the renovation of the city roads.
But ever since the news came in that the US president Donald Trump’s daughter and personal advisor, Ivanka Trump is visiting the city, things have been geared up and there has been a drastic rise in the plan of renovation. TS government has reportedly sanctioned Rs 45.70 crores for taking up and starting the work right away in more than 100 acts in nearly 12 GHMC circles.
Apart from that, another Rs 60 Lakhs have been authorized to make the city more clean and green. The process has already been initiated in the areas of Raheja IT Park, where Ivanka Trump will be staying at Westin Hotel. The same place would also be frequently visited by many other delegates too, and who are visiting for the city for the GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit). Reports say that all these special efforts are being made to make Hyderabad look like an international city, specifically in areas leading to HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Centre) where the actual summit will be held at.
Apart from this, all the roads leading to city’s historic places like Golkonda, Charminar, Salar Jang Museum etc are also in reworks. And roads in the areas where many delegates would be staying in star hotels like, Park Hyatt, Trident, Taj Vivanta, Novotel etc are also being renovated. And the GHMC is planning to complete all these works done by 15th of this month.
But in the middle of all this, the surprise came in a written form from the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, M Mahender Reddy, who issued a note prohibiting the beggars in the city. The note clearly stated that, “Begging alms and also employing children and handicapped for begging in public places and at the main road junctions in the city of Hyderabad by causing inconvenience, annoyance, danger and safety of the vehicular traffic and pedestrians, is prohibited. They are also employing children and handicapped persons to seek alms at the main junctions of roads. Such acts are causing annoyance and awkwardness by exposing in an indecent manner to divert the attention of the vehicular traffic as well as pedestrians and public in general. These acts are dangerous to the safety of the vehicular traffic and public in general”.
All this work and expenditure for Ms Trump, who will be in the city for barely two days (November 28 and 29). However, people are happy that for whatever the purpose is, the roads are being repaired and will be used by the citizens of Hyderabad in the long run.
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