CM upset with 'tardy' Musi project implementation

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Hyderabad, Oct 22 (UNI) Expressing concern over the ''slow pace'' of Musi river revitalisation project, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today directed the officials concerned to take up the work on a war footing and complete the same early.

The Chief Minister, at a review meeting, questioned the officials of the departments concerned on what they had been doing in the last two years. He made it clear that at any cost, majority of the works should be over by May 2008.

The key features of the project include floodplain landscaping, rehabilitation of dhobi ghats and informal settlements, night bazaars, and afforestation.

The project involved refurbishment of heritage structures like the High Court, Osmania hospital, Puranapul, Muslim Jung, Nayapal and Chaderghat bridges, establishment of heritage markets at Jumerath Bazaar and Muslim Jung Bridge, construction of suspension bridge opposite to Salar Jung Museum.

Greater Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad Commissioner C V S K Sharma, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Principal Secretary S P Singh, Hyderabad Urban Development Authority Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Jayesh Ranjan, GHMC Additional Commissioner (Projects and Planning) Dhananjay Reddy and other officials attended the meeting, an official release here said.

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