Rajender serious on joint venture works

Rajender serious on joint venture works

A Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by Housing Minister A Indrakaran Reddy and comprising Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy today made a visit to nine incomplete joint venture projects at Gatchi Bowli and Kukatpally in the city.

Speaking on the occasion Rajender expressed displeasure at the tardy pace of the works causing loss to the state exchequer. He attributed the delay of the project to the negligence of the previous government. Though the previous regime took up 19 joint venture projects in public and private partnership, only one was completed and the rest are not, Rajender said.

While the work on nine projects was half complete, the rest are yet to begin, he observed. Rajender expressed ire on the officials for failing to register the houses on the names of the owners. He also sought to know as to why the project was not completed as per the agreement. The sub-committee will get all the details and see that the project is completed on time.

Later at MCR HRD meeting with the project management, the committee promised to resolve their problems. “We need to work together for avoiding losses and complete the project on time”, Indrakaran said. He said measures will be taken against losses and push the officials for completion of the project. A report will be submitted to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in this regard, he added. (NSS)