Ministers discuss new districts in twin cities

The existing mandals, Assembly constituencies and revenue divisions in the twin cities are likely to see some change if the State Government goes ahead with its plan to make Hyderabad and Secunderabad new districts.

Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav and T. Padma Rao Goud today held a review meeting with Revenue officials on the proposal of new districts in the vicinity of the twin cities. With a help of a map they discussed on the changes pertaining to proposed new mandals, revenue divisions and their purview with the Assembly segments and changes to take place for administrative ease.

The meeting assumes significance as the State government was planning to create some 14 new districts and 74 mandals. Srinivas Yadav and Padma Rao Goud asked the officials to prepare proposals in this regard. The Government has already taken a key decision of increasing the number of districts and mandals and kept under wraps only to avoid criticism from political parties and society as well. It was decided by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to announce a key decision after an all-party meeting and eliciting public opinion, which are just a formality.

The creation of new districts and mandals along with revenue divisions in the twin cities will certainly have effect on the existing ones that ultimately see a paradigm shift from one Assembly segment to other or a district change. The ministers said the Assembly segment may not necessarily remain in a single district and may spread into two as KCR has already stated during a TRSLP meeting. The two ministers decided to hold another round of meeting for a logical conclusion with complete details. (NSS)