Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday (19th May 2015) that his government is keen on making Hyderabad a clean and world class city. KCR has visited different localities in Secunderabad as part of ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ campaign, said the city is now dotted with concrete structures without greenery. He said that the situation needs to change according to a release from his office.
Telangana CM for making Hyderabad world class city:
K Chandrasekhar Rao, who listened to the grievances of local residents, directed officials to take steps for removal of garbage in drains, laying roads and setting up bus shelters and also for controlling the menace of eve-teasers. Referring to criticism on his comments that some land will be taken from the Osmania University, he said land has become precious in the present times and that available land should be utilised efficiently.
“We have to build hospitals, colleges and houses for the poor. We need land to do all these things. Open lands cannot be created by KCR just like that. I said we will take some land from Osmania University and build houses for the poor,” Said by KCR. “Some are burning my effigies when I say houses will be built for the poor. Political leaders are supporting them. Osmania University does not need thousands of acres of land said by KCR.
“When the Centre wanted 500 acres for horticulture university, I told Prime Minister Modi that 50 acres is enough and he said yes. Universities does not need hundreds and thousands of acres. This is not the age of royals. Every inch in urban areas need to be used efficiently,” Said by KCR.
KCR said that “cheap politics” are being played when government land is being sought to be used for building houses for poor and he also said that “he would go back on doing justice for poor”. KCR said that the houses for about 2 lakh poor in Hyderabad would be built in a phased manner.
The main opposition Congress and TDP leaders found fault with K Chandrasekhar Rao for his proposal to take the land of Osmania University, saying that the government should find land at another appropriate place for poor people housing instead of disturbing a reputed academic institution (Osmania University).