Hyderabad: Minister KT Rama Rao, who is spearheading TRS party's campaign for GHMC elections, on Thursday said Hyderabad has witnessed a sea of development over a span of six years.

At a press meet on Thursday, KTR Listed out the developmental activities during the TRS rule. He said they are contesting the GHMC election on the development mantra.

It is pertinent to note that after the formation of Telangana in 2014, all eyes were on the development of the city. Serious doubts were raised on the growth trajectory under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as the ruling TRS were new to power.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao handed over Municipal Administration and Urban Development portfolio to KTR In February 2016 to develop Urban Local Bodies as vibrant growth centers in Telangana.

The Minister stressed upon SRDP (Strategic Road Development Programme) aimed at easing traffic congestion and hassle-free transport system.

"The task of taking up construction of skyways, highways, and flyovers was taken up in the last 6 years. This put an end to never-ending traffic snarls which were hallmarks in United Andhra Pradesh. It envisaged handling the fast increasing vehicular traffic through the SRDP. The SRDP can be called as 'Jewel in the Hyderabad Crown'," he said.

The minister mention couple of flagship programmes which included

BASTI DAWAKHANAS

He said the concept of Basti Dawakhanas in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is to provide free medical treatment. "Health care has been provided to nearly 70 lakh population through Basti Dawakhanas. They offer medical consultation, diagnosis, and other medication free of cost," he said.

T - HUB

Minister said the T - HUB was built to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, skill development, and promotion of products on a single platform. "The T HUB opened the doors for emerging technologies. A pool of talent from individuals, corporates and the government are striving to achieve the next level of development in the technology and services," he said.

Rs 5 MEAL FOR POOR

He said Rs 5 meal scheme is a panacea for people who struggle for livelihoods. The network of meal distribution centers has been laid across the city.

2 BHK HOUSING FOR POOR

"Living with dignity is a motive for 2 BHK housing scheme. Of which one lakh 2 BHK houses will be built in the GHMC limits alone. Work is in the progress at various stages. Several 2 BHK townships were already inaugurated and the identification of beneficiaries is at the final stages. In Hyderabad, each 2 BHK cost around Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh depending on the locality. The housing scheme not only provides shelter to the poor but also make the beneficiaries rich overnight," he said.

Investments

KTR said Telangana's TSiPASS policy has opened doors for investments in manufacturing, pharma, defence, electronics, medical equipment, textile, plastic, airways, automobiles, etc. He said they are the core sectors in the investments.

"Despite Corona pandemic affecting the country's economy, the investments poured in from across the world in Hyderabad during the crisis time. Hyderabad had already been on top of IT investments," he said.



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