KCR likely to visit Srirampur on Feb 27

Authorities of SCCL are making arrangements for Rao’s visit

By Author  |  Published: 23rd Feb 2018  8:58 pmUpdated: 24th Feb 2018  1:36 am
File Photo: CM K Chandrashekhar Rao

Mancherial: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to visit the coal belt town Srirampur and will inaugurate two new underground mines, on February 27.

He is expected to announce interest-free housing loans and hereditary employment scheme. Authorities of SCCL are making arrangements for Rao’s visit.

It is learned that Chandrasekhar Rao will tour the coal belt town in the last week of February. He was thought to visit Srirampur on February on 26. But, he was forced to cancel the programme following the demise of his sister on Wednesday. It is still unclear whether his tour would be take place or not. However, authorities of coal major are busy in making arrangements.

The venue for public meeting, Pragati Stadium of Srirampur, is being readied. Followers and leaders of Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmeeka Sangham, (TBGKS), an affiliate of TRS, are planning to mobilise around 40,000 coal miners during the programme.

Authorities of the State-owned coal giant said that the Chief Minister would formally inaugurate two open cast mines, KK-2 and Kasipet-2 of Mandamarri area during his maiden visit.

Rao had announced several sops for the coal miners including interest-free housing loans, installation of Air Conditioning machines, resumption of hereditary employment scheme when he was interacting with them a few months ago after TBGKS registered a thumping victory in polls to the recognised trade union of SCCL held in October last. Chief Minister wanted to tour coal belt areas following showering of sops, but he could not due to a hectic schedule.