YSR felicitates NSG commando
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy felicitated a National Security Guard (NSG) commando Bandiga Pramod who participated in the operation at Nariman House during the recent terror attacks in Mumbai. Pramod, a signal man of the Army, hails from Dornakal in Warangal district.
The Chief Minister promised that the Congress party will amend the Constitution to provide reservations in promotions for the Backward Classes.
Addressing a meeting of BCs organised here on Saturday, Dr. Reddy said the Congress was committed to extend reservations in promotions for BCs on the lines of similar benefit enjoyed by the SCs and STs.
The Chief Minister said that the weaker sections were not as secure anywhere else in the country, as in this State.
Musi: YSR sets deadline
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has set March-end as the deadline for completion of the Musi river beautification project and daily supply of water to the remaining connections in the core city area and peripheral municipalities of L.B. Nagar and Kukatpally.
GHMC Commissioner S.P. Singh and Water Board Managing Director G. Asok Kumar incurred the wrath of the Chief Minister when they sought more time. “Nothing doing, I will take action against you if you don’t complete the works in stipulated time,” Mr. Reddy warned while inaugurating the 172 mld sewage treatment plant at Nagole here on Saturday.
The Chief Minister expressed his displeasure at the slow pace of Musi beautification project for the last three-and-a-half years. He asked Mr. Singh to expedite the cleaning up of the 4-km stretch between Chadarghat and Puranapul. Next, he pulled up Mr. Asok Kumar who wanted five months’ time to supply daily water to the remaining connections in Kukatpally and L.B. Nagar municipalities.
State plans Airports at Nellore and Ongole soon
The State government has decided to set up two airports in Nellore and Ongole.
The Nellore airport is planned on 2,000 acres while the airport at Ongole will come up on 1,500 acre land. The terms and conditions of the new airports would be on the lines of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport developed by the GMR group.
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy took a decision to this effect during a meeting with senior officials on Saturday to review the infrastructure projects in the State.
He said the Government would provide water, power and road connectivity to the new airports while the other facilities would be created by the developers.
A detailed plan in this direction would be worked out shortly and the airports were likely to be completed in three years, according to an official press release.
YSR to inaugurate ‘104’ service
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will formally inaugurate the services of ‘104’ mobile medical teams in Krishna district during his visit on December 18. The Government sanctioned 20 medical vans to the district, of which 11 have already reached the district. The medical teams that will accompany these vehicles are being trained.
Reviewing arrangements for the launch of ‘104’ service, district Collector N. Sridhar on Saturday asked the officials to prepare a detailed schedule for mobile dispensaries and ensure that each village was covered at least once a month.
He said the villagers should be informed in advance about the date and time of the arrival of the vehicle, so that they could avail themselves of the facility.
The Andhra Pradesh Health and Medical Infrastructure Development Corporation (APHMIDC) would supply medicines to the mobile dispensaries. Reacting to the feedback from the district coordinator of the service T. Srinivas that the medicines were yet to the supplied by the APHMIDC, Mr. Sridhar asked the District Medical and Health Officer to supply medicines till the APHMIDC stepped in.
Mr. Sridhar said each vehicle must visit two villages a day and spend four hours in each village. He stressed the need for early completion of training to the staff. He said that the remaining nine vehicles would reach the district very soon.