300-Crore Plan to Modernize Drainage Canals: Harish

HYDERABAD: To put a halt to the perennial problem of bad drainage lines and the stench emanating from them in the twin cities, the state government has formulated a plan of action, Irrigation Minister Harish Rao has said.

During his visit to the Sriram Nagar and NBT Nagar under Banjara Hills Assembly constituency as a part of Swacch Hyderabad program, Rao said the plan is on the cards to spend whopping 300-crore rupees for construction of drainage canals in the twin cities.

The minister said that the TRS Government will conduct a�?Swacch Telanganaa�? on the lines of Swacch Hyderabad soon in the villages and municipalities. Besides, the government would conduct a Harithaharam program of planting saplings across the state, he maintained.

Indeed, the problem of bad drainage in the twin cities is a daunting problem, which is being persistent, and a permanent solution is needed, he remarked.

a�?We will spend adequate funds for this and involve the official machinery to construct fool-proof canals for the drainage, he said.

Along with BJP MLA Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, Rao interacted with the people and found their problems related to drainage canals, drinking water, roads, housing and other amenities.

Speaking on the occasion, Rao said leaders, irrespective of political affiliations, are supporting the clean drive. The drive for cleanliness is not going to stop in a few days and would be conducted on regular basis.

a�?We will spend at least two days for clean drive every month and address the problems, he stated. The government is now making efforts to get rid of the drainage problems of leakages and merging with drinking water lanes,he remarked. (NSS)

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