Chandrababu Naidu says he is committed to building houses for poor.
Tirupati: Probably with an eye on ensuring corporation elections, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu conducted the surprise checks in Tirupati town on Friday morning. He promised to build permanent houses with basic infrastructure such as drinking water & drains when people living in Scavengers’ colony narrated their ordeals. Claiming that his government is committed to offering houses to all the poor living in the state, the CM also directed the TTD to extend their total cooperation to develop their temple city.
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Stressing that he was eager on developing Tirupati as an industrial hub as well as an educational & health centre in the state, he made specific mention of the development of Svims and SVRR government hospital in the city and also about the enormous scope for a service sector improvement in line with the rapid growth of popular pilgrim centre. Speaking to the media persons after the inspection, the CM said developing the Amaravati, Visakhapatnam & Tirupati as mega cities in the state was his government’s top agenda.
Downplaying doubts over financial constraints of the state, Mr. Naidu instructed the municipal corporation to make every effort to improve basic facilities such as drinking water and the sanitation besides beautification of the city. He also said them to make the best use of technology such as CCTVs & information technology enabled services to keep a tab on civic facilities, drainage maintenance & also street lighting.
Expressing displeasure over laxity among officials towards their duties, the CM said he would not spare erring officials. Naidu, accompanied by the local MLA M. Suguna, TTD chairman Chadalavada Krishnamurthy, officials & TD leaders, inspected the Scavengers’ colony, Korlagunta and Rajiv Nagar areas, and after seeing a stagnate drain, instructed the municipal an authorities to set it right immediately.
At Rajiv Nagar, he said the government had sanctioned nearly 10,000 houses to the poor in the city & was ready to allocate more if required. Mr. Naidu took some time off while going to the airport to chat with students of Spring Dale Public School on Karakambadi road and readily thankful them when they wanted his autograph. Earlier, at Alipiri, Mr. Naidu cut a cake arranged by the TD leader Sudharani to mark the government’s decision to waive off loans of SHG women groups. Meanwhile, the CM’s visit led to traffic blockades, as police have diverted traffic at the busy Alipiri Road & later at Leelamahal junction, causing inconvenience to the school-going students, daily commuters and pilgrims.