Tribal ‘thandas’ to have road connectivity soon

Officials told to send list of habitations having road connectivity furnishing all details.

By Author   |   Published: 15th Dec 2016   12:44 am
Joint Collector Vasam Venkateshwarlu at a review meeting in Sangareddy on Wednesday.

Sangareddy: In an endeavour to provide better road connectivity to all tribal ‘thandas’ in Sangareddy district, the district administration has directed officials concerned to conduct a detail survey to find out what kind of road connectivity each tribal habitation has at present.

In a review meeting with various wings of district administration at his chambers on Wednesday, Joint Collector Vasam Venkateshwarlu asked each mandal parisath development officer about the number of ‘thandas’ located under their purview and the kind of road connectivity they have. 

Venkateshwarlu asked them to send the list of habitations having road connectivity furnishing the details such as whether the ‘thanda’ was connected with cement concrete (CC) road or black top (BT) road or gravel road or no road at all.  He directed them to prepare proposals for laying roads to ‘thandas’ not having any road connectivity at present. “The State government aims to improve the infrastructure facilities around all tribal habitations to improve the lives of tribals,” he added.

He said that better road connectivity would not only help the tribal people to market their produce in urban areas and it would also provide access to both residents as well as outsiders. Since the State government has plans to covert tribal ‘thandas’ with over 500 people into ‘gram panchyat’, laying of roads is being seen as the first step towards development of these remote ‘thandas’.