Merger of RTC, Hyd Metro expansion, Rs. 500 cr for flood relief among major cabinet decisions

The State Cabinet meeting that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao chaired on Monday evening has taken decisions on several issues. Prominent among them are the merger of TSRTC into the government sector, extension of metro rail connectivity and sanctioning Rs. 500 crore as immediate relief to the flood-affected districts.

IT & Municipal Administration minister Mr KT Rama Rao briefing the media has said the state cabinet has decided to spend Rs. 69,100 crores to extend metro rail connectivity in the capital Hyderabad city. The cabinet cleared the setting up of eight medical colleges thus establishing one medical college in each district, a first-of-its-kind administrative decision in the country.

A Horticulture college would be established at Mahabubabad. The state government has decided to allocate 253 acres of land for the proposed Airport in Warangal district. It will send proposals to the Central government seeking its consensus on using the Hakimpet Airport for domestic purposes. The state government sanctioned an additional 2,000 new beds with Rs. 1,800 crore in NIMS hospital.

Mr Rama Rao said several decisions that are linked with the Central government such as the allocation of defence land for the development of public utility services and seeking enough funds towards flood damage went to deaf ears. “However, we will continue to make our case with the Centre. Let people know the intentions of the Central government,” he said.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao