Fill potholes by June 1 or face action: KCR to babus

Fill potholes by June 1 or face action: KCR to babus
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who had a firsthand experience about potholes when he travelled from Warangal to Palakurthi to attend a public meeting at Warangal recently, fixed June 1 as the deadline to take up repair and road laying works.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who had a firsthand experience about potholes when he travelled from Warangal to Palakurthi to attend a public meeting at Warangal recently, fixed June 1 as the deadline to take up repair and road laying works.

During a review meeting of the Roads and Buildings Department on Monday, KCR said that he would embark on state visit to ascertain the quality of roads from June 1 and said that if he finds bad roads or unattended potholes, he would suspend the officials concerned then and there.

Expressing his unhappiness over the performance of the officials, he said, “We have released funds for the development of roads in the State in such a quantum that was never done in the past. We have impressed upon the Centre and got several National Highways sanctioned.

We have given funds for laying of new roads and repairing the existing ones. But yet we have roads, which have potholes causing accidents.”

KCR said during his travel by road from Warangal to Palakurthi, he had found several potholes. “I have told in the past to fill those potholes whenever the need arises. But the officials have not taken it up seriously,” the Chief Minister rued.

KCR also asked the officials to take up the construction of integrated district headquarters in 10 to 15 days and the entire construction should be completed within a year. He also reviewed the progress in the construction of offices for MLA in the Assembly constituency headquarters and directed the officials to complete them on priority basis.

In view of the increased work burden, KCR felt that there is a need to have more senior officials in the roads department. He asked the officials to come with a proposal to increase the posts of senior officials in the department based on the need.

If required, the government would utilise the services of retired officials by creating additional posts. State R&B minister Tummala Nageswara Rao, MP K Keshava Rao , Chief Secretary SP Singh and others were present in the meeting.

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