CM directs officials to focus on Nalgonda development

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Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao has made it clear that the historical Nalgonda Municipality should develop like other cities and towns in the state and the decades’ old poorness of it should be eradicated and the government would spend any amount of money for this.

The CM has instructed Minister from the district Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, local MLA Sri Kancherla Bhoopal Reddy, the Collector and other higher officials to prepare an action plan for the development of Nalgonda on all fronts, infrastructure, beautification and assured that the government would provide the required funds. The CM also instructed that a Padayatra should be undertaken to examine each and every minute detail for the development of Nalgonda town.

The CM held a high-level review meeting at the district Collectorate on Wednesday with Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and higher officials on developing infrastructure facilities in Nalgonda municipality and other developmental works.

The CM has instructed Ministers Sri KT Rama Rao and Sri Vemula Prashanth Reddy to undertake a tour of Nalgonda town to take up developmental works. The CM said a Municipal Commissioner who can work with commitment and dedication should be posted immediately. For this, the CM instructed by phone Siddipet Municipal Commissioner Sri Ramanachary to come to Nalgonda and work. He asked Ramanachary not to sleep until he develops Nalgonda like Siddipet.

The CM inquired from the officials concerned about the situation of sewerage and underground drainage canals, infrastructure facilities like a stadium, integrated Veg and nonveg markets, Rythu Bazaars, hospitals, roads, etc., The CM also inquired about the street lighting. He has instructed the electricity officials to construct the required sub-stations for Nalgonda. He also instructed that construction should be taken up for the integrated markets, Rythu Bazaars at the suitable places. Since Udaya Samudram is brimming with water, beautification of its tank bund should be taken up. Urban Park should be made available for the comfort of the Nalgonda citizens. He also wanted the construction of a modern town hall with 2000 capacity to conduct meetings, conferences and other programmes. For this, the CM instructed the Collector and local MLA to identify suitable land at the centre of the town.

Since the Nalgonda population is on the increase, footpaths should be provided for pedestrians. He wanted works for the underground drainage should be taken up. Like Uppal Bhagayath, land pooling should be done to construct the colonies. The officials have informed the CM that Nalgonda used to have a very serious drinking water problem and with Mission Bhagiratha it was solved. The CM also inquired about the progress of double bed rooms’ houses there. The CM also inquired about the Vaikuntha Dammam’s and said burial grounds for the Muslims and Christians and cremation grounds for the Hindus should be constructed.

House sites for the Project Colony residents
The CM said measures to be taken to issue Pattas for the people who participated in the project works and settled at the site and who are eligible. He said along with the colony residents under the Nagarjuna Sagar project, people residing under the project sites in Nizamabad, Khammam and other districts should be given Pattas. Permanent Pattas should be given to the eligible people. The CM instructed CS Sri Somesh Kumar over the phone to issue the necessary instructions in this regard. The CM clarified that a promise was given to the residents under Nagarjuna Sagar that they would be given the Pattas and the government is committed to it. “Once we give an assurance we should abide by it and our government is known for this,” the CM told the public representatives. Since the Election Code is not in vogue now, all the eligible residents of Sagar colonies should be given Pattas as per the guidelines and if need be with some relaxation.

“Decades ago for the construction projects, poor workers from Sc, ST, BC and Minority communities participated, they are residing here. Nagarjunasagar became a Municipality. They have constructed houses on a small piece of land. It is the responsibility of the government to provide them Pattas,” the CM said.

Land for the Town Hall examined
After the review, the CM personally visited the Irrigation and R&B office at the Clock Tower centre to whether it is suitable for the construction of the town hall.