Union transport minister Mr Nithin Gadkari, laying the foundation for 460 km national highways and seven PRSI roads in Hyderabad, said Telangana was doing well on all fronts. It had become a growth engine and with the Kaleswaram project it strengthened its irrigation. Rajasthan, Gujarath, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu and other states are facing water shortage but Telangana could solve it with the Kaleswaram project he said.
When Telangana state was formed there were 2040 km of national highways but now it is 4996 km. Soon the Telangana MLAs and MPs will hear good news. He said he will be coming in three months again to launch works on RRR (regional ring road).
Mr Gadkari said it was decided to construct 26 green highways and Telangana will get five of them. The central government spent three lakh crore for roads in Telangana and now took up Hyderabad Visakhapatnam highway with Rs 5,000 crore and Kotla Nagpur Vijayawada highway with Rs 12,000 crore.
The union minister praised the chief minister Mr KCR stating that whenever he meets he always talks about pending projects. However, he will solve them depending on time and opportunity.
He further observed that roads, water, power and communications play a key role in development and the Telangana government has achieved them. It could attract investments and provide employment.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao