Opposition to be briefed on Regional Ring Road

Rao said all the party members should be explained about the policy and the measures being taken up for industrial development.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Jan 2017  7:38 pmUpdated: 7th Jan 2017  9:57 pm
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File Photo: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wanted an all-party meeting to discuss the industrial policy and measures being taken up in the State, with an emphasis on Regional Ring Road (RRR).

Announcing this in the Legislative Assembly here on Friday, he said all the party members should be explained about the policy and the measures being taken up for industrial development.

Explaining the importance of the 330-km RRR, which would come up beyond the existing Outer Ring Road (ORR), the Chief Minister said RRR would fuel development, besides facilitating easy transportation.

The Central government extended all support for the project, he said and directed the Information Technology and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao to convene the all-party meeting.
Replying to BJP floor leader G Kishan Reddy’s plea that industrial growth should not be confined to one particular region or route, Rao said the past government’s focus was on Hyderabad and neighbouring Rangareddy district.

Citing the example of Hussain Sagar, the Chief Minister said it was once a beautiful lake but of late has turned into a stinking lake. Effluents from pharmaceutical companies in Jeedimetla were one of the main factors for the pollution. To avoid this, diversion pipelines were laid apart from installing treatment plants, he explained. Hyderabad is known for pharma companies. Nearly 45 per cent of the pharma products manufactured in the country were manufactured here in Hyderabad, he said.

Now, the government was coming up with pharma city. To make sure, there was no pollution due to pharma companies, a team of officials was sent to five to six countries to study the measures adopted in curbing pollution, he explained.