KCR Vows to Develop And Modernize Old City

  • Appeals to uphold Ganga-Jamunatehzeeb

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao vowed to develop the old city on par with other areas in the state capital, and at the same time, appealed to Hindus and Muslims to uphold the age-old “Ganga-Jumunatehzeeb” by maintaining communal harmony.

The Chief Minister addressed a gathering of Dabeerpura area residents in the walled city on Wednesday, while participating in the Swatch Hyderabad campaign. He interacted with the residents and apprised himself of their day-to-day civic needs and other problems confronting them.

Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, Minister Jagdeesh Reddy, Hyderabad Lok Sabha Member and AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi, GHMC commissioner, City Police commissioner, MLAs and other officials were present at the program.

Addressing the residents of the area Rao pointed out that for six months the administration of Telangana could not take off due to the non-allocation of the officers after the new state was carved out. However, now, with this process completed, the administration has been put on the rails and efforts are being made to speedup various developmental and welfare activities, he said.

Rao further reminded the gathering that the TRS government had dispelled the propaganda that the new state would face acute power shortage. Likewise, the state is marching ahead by initiating various welfare programs for the people and developmental activities to usher in Bangaru Telangana, he added.

Referring to various issues and problems faced by the people in the area, Rao immediately announced a grant of 21 crore rupees for construction of water reservoir with a 1000 KL capacity to mitigate the drinking-water problem. He also directed the concerned officials to begin the work immediately.

With regards to the need for upgrading the drainage system in the area, Rao sanctioned an amount of 25 crore rupees to begin the work immediately. He assured that all steps would be taken to develop the old city on par with other areas in Hyderabad. Reminding the residents about the age-old cultural heritage and peaceful co-existence of the people for the past few centuries, he stressed the importance of communal harmony to take the old city forward on the path of development.

-NSS

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