Despite having earned the status of ‘Hitech City’, the Greater Hyderabad Municpal Corporation (GHMC) region has remained far from development, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao observed.
After laying the foundation stone for a comprehensive water supply scheme of Malakajgiri circle project here on Sunday, Rao castigated the TDP and the Congress for ignoring denizens of GHMC.
The project aimed at providing potable water to every household in Malkajgiri circle is the biggest initiative taken up by the state government till date in the city. At an estimated cost of `338.54 crore under the World Bank project (Municipal Development Project), the scheme is set to complete by June 2016. Blaming the previous regimes in the united AP, he argued that though river Krishna flows close to Hyderabad but no attempt was made to provide safe drinking water to those living in the state capital.
“Hyderabad has always got a raw deal. As on date, while the demand in GHMC is 500 million gallons a day (MGD), the supply stood at mere 340 MGD. Very shortly, the demand will shoot up to 730 MGD. In next four-and-half year every house in the state would have water connections and would get potable water,” he declared. “The government will provide water to every household in the state. Otherwise, the TRS party will not contest the next general elections,” Rao proclaimed .
Further, the chief minister promised to provide pattas to those residing in shanties. “The government will not drive away poor. But, we will construct a pucca house at the very place,” he assured. Meanwhile, the chief minister emphatically stated that no poor would be denied of the Food Security Cards.
Source: The New Indian Express