‘KUDA Master Plan should be futuristic’
KUDA Master Plan should be futuristic and should keep in mind the needs of citizens in the year 2041, suggested Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Administration, K Taraka Rama Rao.
Warangal/Mahabubabad: KUDA Master Plan should be futuristic and should keep in mind the needs of citizens in the year 2041, suggested Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Administration, K Taraka Rama Rao.
He along with Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari laid foundation stones for various development works in Warangal Urban and Mahabubabad districts on Wednesday.He chaired a meeting with the district officials and representatives of consultancy service providers on Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) Master Plan at its office in Hanamkonda.
Speaking on the occasion, KTR wanted the Master Plan draft should be readied for its notification on April 15. There should be 45 days’ time to receive objections and suggestions from the public before issuing final notification by June 15, he said. Another review meeting on the Master Plan would be convened by the Deputy CM Srihari on April 10 and it would be published for public scrutiny.
The draft of latest Master Plan was prepared after nine months of ground work field study and processing of satellite imagery.Minister KTR mooted a Lake Protection Authority (LPA) involving revenue, police, irrigation, GWMC and KUDA officials to protect about 275 tanks and lakes under Kakatiya Urban Development Authority limits.
Efforts would be made to protect the lands under FTL by digging up trenches around the contours along with removal of illegal constructions came up by encroaching the nalas. Similarly, all out efforts should be made to protect government lands and if required compound walls should be constructed, the Minister said.
He proposed an intelligent transport management system and development of townships around Warangal city by acquiring land under land pooling policy. A decision to lay an inner ring road in addition to the outer ring road currently under construction, was taken, he said adding steps were being taken for the revival of Mamnoor airport.
Later on the day addressing a public gathering at Mahabubabad, IT Minister KTR said the State government would initiate measures towards establishing steel factory at Bayyaram, even though the Centre does not lend its support for the purpose.
He told the public that development, which was not possible during the past 70 years, was achieved in just four years of the TRS rule in the State. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was introducing innovative programmes for all-round development of the State.
The Minister and Deputy CM laid foundation for 608 double bedroom houses, development of Agalaiahgutta, rejuvenation of Padmakshi tank, development of promenade at Urs Rangasamudram and other in Warangal and distributed cash cheques to women self-help groups.
At Mahabubabad, foundation stones were laid for new district police headquarters building and collectorate complex, town municipality building, central lighting system, cover shed at agriculture market.ZP chairperson G Padma, ministers T Nageshwar Rao and A Chandulal, MP A Seetaram Naik, MLAs D Vinay Bhaskar, A Ramesh and B Shanker Naik, mayor N Narender, KUDA chairman M Yadava Reddy, and others were present.