Telangana government is willing to shift the military installations in Secunderabad Cantonment and other parts of Hyderabad to neighbouring Ranga Reddy district. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao had a discussion with the officials of his office and also with a Member of Parliament in this regard.
The state government has requested the Union Defence Ministry to allow taking the initiation. A senior official said, “An idea has been mooted. Now it is all up to the defence ministry”.
The disorganised growth in the Secunderabad Cantonment and other parts poses a threat to the defence establishments. Secunderabad Cantonmnet, spread over 40.17 sq. km. was established in 1798.