OU Land Useful For Housing of Poor: KCR

HYDERABAD: Reiterating his resolve to construct two-lakh houses for the poor in the twin cities in a phased manner despite hurdles created by the opposition parties, Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today accused the Congress leaders of resorting to “dirty” politics, as they don’t like to see change in the lives of the poor.

During his fourth day interaction with the denizens at Parsigutta area as part of Swachh Hyderabad along with Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud, Rao sought people’s cooperation to address their problems.

“The universities do not require thousands of acres of land in a democratic country”, he said.

Charging the opposition parties with provoking the students to burn his effigies for stating that he would use some land of the university to construct houses for the poor, Rao slammed the Congress leaders saying they do not like uplift of the poor.

At Bhoudha Nagar, Eshwaribai Nagar, LN Nagar and the adjoining areas, the chief minister received petitions from the people and assured to address their problems like housing facility, drainage nalas, health centers, colleges and other civic amenities.

Rao alleged that while the previous Congress Government had ignored the plight of the poor, the TRS Government would provide permanent shelter to them. Stating that synergy of people’s power is ultimate in democracy, Rao declared, “I will take up development work with people’s cooperation and construct houses, hospitals, colleges and provide basic amenities using the available land. Why should we leave thousands of acres to the varsities, golf and race courses and other entertainment clubs”, he asked.

Rao reiterated that he would construct 7,500 houses for the poor in Secunderabad area. “I will not relent until it gets completed unmindful of consequences and hurdles come in the way,” he said.

The Chief Minister claimed that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sought 500 acres for Horticulture University, had agreed to his suggestion that only 50 acres was enough for the purpose. He said he would certainly make use of such unutilized lands for development activities to ensure that the poor have all amenities.

 “For this, I need your support and the people should go by the justice”, he remarked.

He asked the police officials to set up a separate police station at Mettuguda by dividing Chilkalguda Police Station and setting up CC cameras to curb eve-teasing and ensure protection to the women and people. Rao said his government would take permanent steps to solve the problem of open nalas and canals in these areas.

Directing the officials concerned to inquire into a land grabbing issue at the Jamai Osmania area, Rao asked the officials to take immediate steps to address problems related to stagnation of storm water on the roads, drinking water and low voltage, bus shelter, and other amenities. (NSS)

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