The inauguration of the Chandrayangutta flyover delayed amid protests in Hyderabad over remarks made by BJP MLA Raja Singh against Prophet Mohammad.
Hyderabad: The inauguration of the Chandrayangutta flyover, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved to August 27, amid demonstrations that broke out in Hyderabad over remarks made by BJP MLA Raja Singh directed against the Prophet Mohammad.
Earlier, it was decided that the Chandrayangutta flyover would be officially opened on Tuesday by All India Majlis Ittehadul-E-Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi, State Minister for Municipal Administration KT Rama Rao, and AIMIM Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi.
The flyover was expanded by 500 metres, and it was constructed at a total cost of Rs 30.79 crores. However, demonstrations over Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh’s alleged remarks aimed at Prophet hit the Muslim community, and protests emerged in several places in the city, causing its inauguration to be delayed. The cops detained Raja Singh on Monday night.
The additional distance was added to improve commuters’ access to the roads. The flyover joins LB Nagar and Aramghar in the city’s inner ring. The enlarged flyover will improve road connectivity and reduce traffic. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) granted approval for the plan to increase the flyover’s length from 480 to 500 metres.
Raja Singh, an MLA, was suspended by the Bharatiya Janata Party as a result of his insulting remarks on the Prophet Mohammad. The party has also asked him to reply within 10 days as to why he should not be expelled.
Raja Singh has been detained for allegedly uttering disparaging remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.