Warangal: Much ahead of the Warangal Municipal polls which is on the next target of Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kishan Reddy visited Warangal city.
The minister visited the Central Government-funded Super Super Speciality Hospital at Warangal Kakatiya Medical College. "The full range of medical services at the hospital has not yet started as Rs 30 crore share money due on behalf of the Telangana state government has not been fully disbursed", Kishan Reddy. "The Center has already provided Rs 106 crore out of Rs.120 crore under its share and the people of Warangal are not able to avail state-of-the-art medical services due to the negligence of the state government," added Kishan Reddy.
He also visited the historic Jain Heritage Site at Buggalonigutta, in Hanamkonda, which is being developed as part of the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana(HRIDAY) Project. Rs.1.3 crore has been spent for the development of Jain Kshetra, premises of thousand pillars temple, Traffic signals at 13 junctions were repaired.
"The city of Warangal is historically famous that the Central Government is undertaking several development programs under the auspices of the Urban Development Department with the aim of further developing the city of Warangal, which is expanding day by day with a population of about 10 lakhs. Apart from recognizing Warangal as a smart city, it is also being developed under the HRIDAY scheme in the list of historic heritage cities," said Kishan Reddy.
The Minister said that a total of Rs 31.27 crore was spent on the Bhadrakali bund development, of which Rs. 21.27 crore was spent under HRIDAY and Rs 10 crore was spent by KUDA.
Kishan Reddy also discussed with the Railway Department officials regarding the setting up of a wagon workshop at Kazipet. "For the Kazipet Wagon Periodical Overhauling Workshop, which was sanctioned by the Railway Department in 2016-17, is being constructed at a cost of about Rs 383 crore and likely to have an overhauling capacity of 200 wagons per month", said the minister.
He also alleges that the Telangana government has not yet transferred the 160 acres of land required for the commencement of works to the Railways, thus construction work has not started.
He also added that the smart city proposals worth a total of Rs. 2740 crore have been approved for Warangal city. Of this, projects related to various works worth Rs.576.76 crore have been completed.