43 illegal buildings on razed government land in Gopanpally | Hyderabad News
Hyderabad: Amid heightened security, city officials demolished 43 unauthorized structures in Gopanpally tanda, near Tellapur, built on government land. The training was carried out by the Radial Roads Division of the Roads and Buildings Department to make way for six radial roads in the area.
Slight tension reigned at the demolition site when half a dozen movers arrived on site around 8 a.m. on Saturday, leaving locals and traders restless. About 150 police officers from six police stations under the Cyberabad police station had to be deployed to avoid any untoward incidents.
“We are shocked to see them demolish our properties since the authorities did not tell us. They didn’t give us time to leave the area, ”said K Prabhavathi, a local resident. Another resident, Hanumanthu, said, “Half of my grocery store was hit. I lost my bread and my butter, ”he regretted.
Dr Vanishree, a gynecologist, said: “We have been running the hospital for four years and now the authorities have come to demolish it.”
According to the authorities, the properties – residential and commercial – have encroached on government land (Sy No 34). “Apart from these, we need to acquire 15 other properties built on private land for the project. These owners will be compensated accordingly, ”said Rajendranagar RDO, Chandrakala. She added: “We have sent notices to all the owners on three occasions asking them to vacate the premises. It was only after that that we started the demolition.
According to Assistant Engineer, R&B (Radial Roads Division) Krishna Reddy, a two-lane overflight was offered at Gopanpally tanda connecting Tellapur and Outer Ring Road which would benefit more than 1.5 lakh of commuters. “The state government is spending Rs 11 crore to build it. It was delayed due to the acquisition of land, ”he said.