Officials told to acquire lands for new national highways in three districts

Hyderabad: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageswar Rao have directed officials to take up the works of national highways in Medak, Sanga Reddy and Siddipet districts.

At a meeting with officials along with deputy speaker Padma Devender Reddy and officials, on Saturday, the ministers sought that land acquisition for the national highways should be expedited. They also expressed anguish at the officials for failing to lay new roads and repair the old ones in old Medak district, the home constituency of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Padma Devender complained that the roads in 10 Assembly constituencies in old Medak district are in dilapidated condition and need immediate repair. Reacting to her complaints, the ministers reprimanded the officials and directed them to take immediate action. They also ordered to set up 10 Rytu Bazaars there. They also sought detailed reports on land acquisition, roads to be taken up, estimations and related data for the new national highways to be taken up in the three districts. District collectors should coordinate the works of the highways and roads as well as construction of individual toilets.

Harish Rao asked the officials to acquire 120 acres of land at Koheda in Ranga Reddy district to shift Gaddi Annaram Agriculture Market. The ministers also reviewed the flagship programmes of Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, Kaleshwaram project, irrigation schemes, godowns and market yards and cashless transactions in the wake of demonetization and its replication in all districts.-NSS

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