KTR chides officials for bad roads in city

Back in business after his US jaunt for investments, Municipal Administration and IT Minister, KT Rama Rao today sprung a surprise by making a visit to some localities of Srinagar Colony and Shahpurnagar in the city and pulled up the officials for incomplete road works left dug-up without canopy. Expressing displeasure at the official apathy that reflect in these localities where he was put to a sort of embarrassment as the roads were not closed after laying cables, he was literally seen ranting at the officials. He asked the officials to replicate Delhi model of roads maintenance in the city.

Speaking to mediapersons later, KTR sought to have roads without pits and uneven surface that cause much inconvenience to the vehicle users. This is not good on the part of the officials, who at least now should coordinate to complete on a war-footing, a seething Rama Rao said. The Government wants to transform the city into a global destination and there shall not be room for pits, potholes and uneven surface of the roads in the city, he said. Directing to form joint working group of the officials, KTR asked 24 circles to work in tandem to see that similar negligence should not continue.

The minister asked to make a high level meeting of all department heads and the officials on June 16 for preparing a plan of action to set the roads right. Laying roads and forgetting them to maintain will not prove handy as rains wreck havoc, he fumed. KTR also wanted that the Hyderabad roads should pave way for smooth movement of the vehicles and passersby. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is evincing keen interest on making the global standard roads sans pits, potholes and garbage, he said. “We must work on feedback to attend the woes of people”, he said, adding that every day the city is producing 500 tons of construction debris adding to the woes.