YSR to dedicate Jurala project to the nation today
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy will dedicate the Priyadarshini Jurala Hydro electric project to the nation on Sunday.
The Chief Minister who is visiting Amarchintha and Gadwal Assembly constituencies in the district will also lay the foundation stone to lower Jurala Hydro Electric project near Jurala project.
According to a press release here on Saturday Dr. Reddy would land around 10.15 am at Atmakur and fly to Hyderabad around 2.30 pm from Gadwal after addressing a public meeting.
To unveil statues
The Chief Minister is participating in several developmental programmes including the inauguration of Sri Desai Muralidhar Reddy memorial school at Amarchintha, unveiling the statues of late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at Revulapalli village. He will also lays foundation stone to Dharoor police station.
YSR fixes deadlines for various civic works
Rain-hit roads to be repaired at a cost of Rs. 60 crore
All city roads to be repaired by November
Close on the heels of the Congress’ reported decision to go in for GHMC elections in December, Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Saturday fixed deadlines for completion of almost all major civic works in the State capital.
He has ordered repairs of all roads damaged during the recent heavy rains at a cost of Rs. 60 crore by November. The twin cities have 355 km roads out of which 225 km fall under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
Asked whether the deadlines were set with an eye on the elections, Ministers K. Ranga Rao (Municipal Administration), Mohd. Ali Shabbir (Energy) and M. Mukesh (Backward Classes) said there was no such political design.
Dr. Reddy, who was reviewing the GHMC projects , wanted the Rs. 150-crore work on widening of roads leading to Shamshabad International Airport to be completed by January next. He fixed a similar deadline for completing flyovers and road over-bridges, including those at Greenlands and Seetaphalmandi.
He insisted that Charminar pedestrianisation project, development of 200 colony parks and foot over-bridges with escalators must be completed by March, construction of 32,779 houses for the poor, Musi revitalisation project and digital display bus shelters, all by April.
Mr. Shabbir, later told reporters, that Chief Minister had set April 2009 as the deadline for widening of the 14 identified roads (Rs. 80 crore) and the new link roads connecting HPS to Fatehnagar and Old Mumbai highway to Qutub Shahi tombs (Rs. 26 crore).
JAC members to meet YSR
Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation and other Employees Associations expressed their anguish over TDP corporators’ alleged attempt to blackmail or threaten them.
At a press conference on Friday, KLN Reddy, RV Prasada Rao and Ministerial Employees Association leader A.V. Satyanarayana said the proposal to take action against those who boycotted the council meeting should be withdrawn. They said they would meet Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy shortly to settle the matter.