TS got over power crisis: KCR

  • 24,000 MW to be realized soon
  • Bhadrachalam temple town to flourish
  • CM offers Mutyala Talambralu to Lord Rama

HYDERABAD: “Telangana State resolved the power crisis in a short time”, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao claimed.

Speaking after laying foundation stone for 1080 MW Manuguru Power plant near Khammam district, Chief Minister declared his government did not impose power cuts to the industrial sector and there will be no power cuts in future too. KCR maintained that the official machinery has geared up for providing uninterrupted power supply to agriculture sector. By 2017, Telangana will become power surplus State as 1080 MW power will be produced in three years from Manuguru power plant, he asserted. He also informed that the government is coming up with an ambitious plan to spend Rs 91,500 crore to make available 24,000 MW power through these power projects.

Despite the hurdles, the government spent needed money to cater to the needs of the agriculture, domestic and industries, he clarified. “Ours is the working government that proved its caliber of tiding over the power crisis in a short time, he remarked. The Government, he said, is working to resolve the issues pertaining to people. He also said his government will make necessary changes for Dummugudem Tailpond Project to ensure that the purpose is served.

The Chief Minister also said his government was keen on transforming Bhadrachalam as a wonderful temple town. KCR said the Government would initiate all steps to develop the Ramalaya Temple in a big way. The banks of Godavari river in Bhadrachalam temple town will be beautified attractively. He also said the government is keen on setting up several power projects to make 24,000 MW power ready for the needs of Telangana State. The Chief Minister said that the 1080 MW Bhadradri power project will be completed within three years.

Temple town of Bhadrachalam will be developed on par with any other noted temples across the country, Chief Minister said. He offered Muthyala Talambralu and Silk clothes to Lord Sitarama Swamy along with his family members and Endowments Minister Indrakaran Reddy and others. During the Kalayanothsavam, the entire temple premises reverberated with Vedic hymns and Jai Sriram slogans rent the air.

Speaking to the media later, the Chief Minster said he would soon call a meeting of experts, sculptors and others for the development of the temple and to make it world renowned in near future. He said his government is keen on developing the temple town on par with other shrines in the country.

Expressing concern over drought situation in the town despite the Godavari river, he said every effort will be made to overcome the problem. The Government will also take immediate steps to beautify the Godavari river lane, he declared. The Government will come up with apt plans to develop the temple town with all amenities, infrastructure and to spread our culture, tradition. Claiming to have great belief in God, KCR said that all Temples including that of Sivalayas, Kaleswaram, Jogulamba temple at Alampur and others will be developed. He said he will get back to Khammam and stay here a couple of days to find the problems and address the same soon.

Referring to unnecessary inclusion of two villages like Etapaka and Purushothamapuram into Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister said he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. “I hope my AP counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu will cooperate in this regard”, he added. (NSS)

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