MMTS services likely to be extended till RGIA passenger terminal

South Central Railway (SCR) is planning to extend MMTS services till the passenger terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Earlier, MMTS had proposed a dedicated 6.5 km railway line from Umdanagar to a location close to airport’s boundary wall. Railways had carried out surveys before fixing the alignment. However, according to sources, SCR GM…

Telangana forms own higher education council

The TRS government on Saturday constituted a separate Telangana State Council of Higher Education. A GO was issued by the education department stating that as per the AP State Council of Higher Education Act (Telangana Adaptation) order, 2014, the Telangana State Council of Higher Education is deemed to have come into force with effect from…

Century-old Ramannakunta lake to get major makeover

The Secunderabad Cantonment Board has begun works to restore a century-old lake, Ramannakunta lake near Bapujinagar, with officials hoping to convert it into a ‘mini Tank Bund’ by desilting and removing encroachments on the nearly eight acre water body. Once the main source of drinking water to the surrounding areas, the lake gradually turned into…

Centre’s hawk eye on Hyderabad Metro rail

In a blow to the TRS government’s plans to get the alignment of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project changed, the Centre has decided that the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) under the cabinet secretariat will directly monitor the venture and ensure that it is completed as per its schedule. “A web-based monitoring system will be launched…

Pharma city for Hyderabad

It’s raining sops for Hydera bad. At least so it seems from the flurry of mega projects that the maiden Telangana government has announced for the capital city, over the last few weeks. Its latest offering: a sprawling pharma city (or even a group of such cities) around the Hyderabad metropolitan area. To be spread…

Businessmen to select AP capital city

The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday formed an advisory committee led by municipal administration and urban development minister P Narayana to zero in on the new capital city of the state. As per a government order issued, Narayana is the chairman of the panel which will comprise eight other members representing key business houses and…