Parrikar promises to resolve Secunderabad road closure issue

Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) With the army’s decision to close certain roads in Secunderabad Cantonment causing concern among general public, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday assured that he will try to solve the problem.

Speaking at a meeting at Bollarum in Secunderabad, he said he would assess the ground situation and interact with the members of civil society.

Parrikar stressed on solving the problem in a give and take manner by holding discussions with the army, Ministry of Defence and the state Government.

He said that the Secunderabad issue will be treated as his personal problem and assured that it will be resolved in a limited time frame.

He gave the assurance when the issue relating to closure of roads was brought to his notice by public representatives during the inauguration of the newly built Cantonment General Hospital at Bollarum.

He said he shares the concerns of both the military and the civilians.

He highlighted the issues related to security threat by giving examples of Pathankot and Gurdaspur terror attacks which were executed by a few persons.

The hospital inaugurated by the minister is proposed to be named after Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

It was previously known as Cantonment Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Established in 1933 and maintained by Cantonment Board, Secunderabad, it used to serve medical needs of Secunderabad Cantonment area and also patients from the surrounding municipalities and villages.



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