Hyderabad: Similar to what Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has offered free water up to 20,000 litres for domestic connections within Greater Hyderabad, in the party manifesto for the upcoming municipal polls. He also announced free electricity supply to barber salons, laundry shops, and dhobi ghats across Telangana.
He also said that the government will waiver motor vehicle tax to the tune of Rs 267 crore for transport vehicles from March to September. He also announced the reopening of cinema halls with 50 per cent capacity with immediate effect, allowing revision of ticket rates and the number of shows.
Expressing concern for families who are yet to receive aid for damage during floods, the CM confirmed that the promised relief of Rs. 10,000 will be distributed after the GHMC elections. "The ministers, MLAs, and the newly elected mayor will visit families who have not received funds and will release Rs 10,000 in the most transparent manner," he said.
Announcing such freebies for the people of Hyderabad, KCR said Hyderabad spoke about what the government has done for the people. "Has any other government introduced progressive policies such as TS-iPASS, TS-bPASS and Dharani portal for land management which was in a mess until now?" he asked.
He also launched a scathing attack against the BJP and the Congress, calling them 'utter flop national parties.' "Hyderabad is home to many settlers and the city is truly a secular one. We need to make sure that continues," he said.