Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 20 June reviewed the progress of works being done by the municipal administration and urban development department and directed officials to expedite the construction of TIDCO houses and complete them on time. During the review meeting held at the camp office here on Monday, the officials informed the Chief Minister that work on TIDCO houses is going on at a brisk pace and the government has spent Rs. 4,500 crores so far on the project. It will further spend another Rs. 6,000 crores, they said.
The Chief Minister reviewed the road works in corporations and municipalities. The state government is spending Rs. 1,826.22 crores to construct 4,396.65 km of roads and 55.15% of the work has been completed. The officials said road repair works are also going on briskly, and 51.92% of those works have been completed. They will be ready by 15 July, the officials added.
Jagan directed the officials to beautify roads connecting the airports and cities and said the roads from Gannavaram to Vijayawada and Bhogapuram to Visakhapatnam should be beautified. He also asked them to develop and beautify selected roads in major cities and towns. He said Jagananna Smart Townships should be started in every constituency and added that flyovers and ROBs in cities and towns should be completed soon.
Reviewing works under CRDA, the officials informed the Chief Minister that works on karakatta road are ongoing and works related to the construction of quarters have reached the final phase.
Jagan told the officials that the Godavari and Krishna rivers and the irrigation canals are being polluted by sewage water. He instructed the officials to focus on the treatment of sewage water and prepare a report in this regard. The Chief Minister directed the officials to prioritise sanitation management in major towns and municipalities and said the role of sanitation staff is important. He said the salary of the sanitation staff has been increased from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 18,000 and added that their salary was only Rs. 10,000 between 2015 and 2018. The CM instructed the officials to submit a report on the beautification of canals in Vijayawada and asked them to ensure that irrigation canals are not polluted.