GHMC spending Rs. 21 cr on roads for Ivanka Trump, neglecting taxpayers’ sufferings

Hyderabad: Shamshabad-HICC-Falaknuma roads are being repaired for the upcoming Global Entrepreneurs Summit which is scheduled to be held from 28th November in the city.

The surprising fact is that other roads in the city are not touched despite their bad condition.

According to the report published in Deccan Chronicle, the roads at A.S Rao Nagar, Golkonda Crossroads, RTC Crossroads, Narayanguda, Masab Tank, Minar Masjid at Nampally, BHEL R&D, Balanagar and other places are in a deplorable conditions.

Ms Smithi Agarwal, a resident of Marredpally said that she requested GHMC to repair the entire road. Mohammed Moqeed, a resident of from Ashok Nagar complaint that the road in his locality is also damaged and the locals are unable to use their vehicles.

GHMC is repairing roads which will be used by VVIPs, other delegates and it is neglecting the issues being faced by the local people. It is spending Rs. 21.5 crore for this purpose. Out of which, Rs. 6.5 crore is spent on the stretch from Aramghar, Chandrayangutta flyover to falaknuma, DC reported.

It may be mentioned that for the summit, over 2000 delegates will stay in Hyderabad from 28th November in hotels at Madhapur and Falaknuma.

Roads in the surrounding areas of the summit venue and hotels are being repaired. Plantations are also being done. All these arrangements are being made to welcome Ms. Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Reacting to this, Mr. Syed Mohamood Hussain said that the roads from Bibi Ka Chashma to Engine Bowli got damaged in the heavy rains. GHMC is focusing only on the roads in Shamshabad, Aramgarh, Chandrayangutta and Falaknuma areas despite many issues in the neighbourhood.

Just a kilometre away from the Taj Falaknuma Hotel, drains are overflowing. Local Corporator assured help but nothing changed so far.

Mr. Haji Akram, a resident of Farooq Nagar said that government is spending lakhs of rupees for VVIPs. He further questioned what about local residents who are paying tax.

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