Rajanna-Sircilla: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister, KT Rama Rao promised to supply Mission Bhagiratha water to 14,000 families in Vemulawada temple town by Dasara festival.
Around 60 percent works of Mission Bhagiratha scheme were completed. Tapped drinking water would be supplied to each house by completing remaining works by Dasara. People could get water tap connection by paying Rs 1, the Minister said while participating in Pattana Pragathi programme in Vemulwada temple town on Saturday.
Earlier, Rama Rao reviewed the progress of various works with officials and public representatives in Vemulawada municipality.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister asked the municipal governing body to send proposals for development works and assured all support. Informing that he will visit the temple town in the next 15 days, he asked them to prepare estimates to take up sanitation, greenery, and other works. Instructing public representatives and officials to tour at the field level and take up developmental works, he assured to provide infrastructure to the municipality.
Rama Rao instructed the municipal commissioner to examine 200 acres of land available in Marrigudem along with Tahsildhar, to develop urban forest parks. He directed the officials to prepare estimates for construction of the stadium in Mandal Parishad complex premises and assured to complete Thippapur stadium very soon.
Instructing the officials to complete Smruthivanam being developed in Vemulawada town, Rama Rao directed the authorities to identify land to develop another Smruthivanam. He asked them to prepare estimates for Smruthivanams and parks including children parks. Counselor Mahesh asked the Minister to allocate 5 acres of temple land for the park.
According to the municipal act, there was a provision to allocate 20 percent additional funds for the development of merged villages, Minister informed and promised to sanction additional funds.
Rama Rao expressed anger at the municipal commissioner for not arranging a bio-metric attendance system to record the attendance of employees.
Later, touring the town, he advised the people to keep their localities clean to prevent communicable diseases as well as Covid-19 and instructed officials to remove collapsed houses and gravel stocks immediately.
Vemulawada was known as Dakshina Kashi. So, scores of devotees from different parts of the country would visit the town to have a darshan of Rajarajeshwara swamy. Promising to provide basic facilities in the town, Rama Rao vowed to focus on the development of the town, especially widening of roads, sanitation, and trees growing.
Announcing Rs 5 crore for the construction of a market in the town, Rama Rao assured to sanction another Rs 20 lakh for Mahila community hall in 10th division.
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