Balakrishna to lose front portion of Jubilee Hills home as GHMC plans road widening

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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is likely to demolish the front portion of actor-politician N Balakrishna’s residence in Jubilee Hills, as part of a road widening plan.

Writing for the Deccan Chronicle, Coreena Suares reported that the road widening work was approved by the GHMC standing committee, on March 30.

The committee is headed by GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan.Speaking to DC, GHMC commissioner Janardhan Reddy said, “Officials confirmed that the actor’s house was on the list for land acquisition.”

The DC report also add that the house was handed over to Balakrishna from his father and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, to whom it originally belonged.

The GHMC had first proposed the widening of the road in December last year, as a large number of commuters move from Jubilee Hills Checkpost to Gachibowli, where the IT sector is located.

Everyday, the area witnesses jam-packed roads, with traffic coming to a standstill.

The construction of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, has only made things worse.

Estimating that around 35,000 vehicles pass through this road every hour, the Times of India quoted Janardhan Reddy as saying, “A detailed survey was done for the road expansion project. The proposal has been sent to the government for approval.”

As part of the the same plan, the Telangana government had earlier given its final nod to construct a ‘hanging bridge’ across the Durgam lake last October.

The bridge would be built for an amount of Rs 184 crore, the state had said.

Aiming to ease traffic congestion, the bridge will be constructed from Road No 45 Jubilee Hills to Inorbit Mall.

 

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