Nellore: Nellore rural legislator Anam Vivekananda Reddy has directed the roads and buildings, police, Transco, civic body and revenue departments to coordinate and remove encroachments in the town.
The legislator was addressing officials of various departments during a review on progress of road works in Nellore and rural constituencies at the R&B office here on Monday.
He assured that they will not interfere in the subject but advised the officials to use discretion in case if it is necessary to demolish houses as part of the drive. He told them to remove compound walls and other intrusions if any without any mercy.
He claimed credit for himself and Nellore town legislator M. Sreedharkrishna Reddy for mobilising funds in large scale for roads in Nellore and rural segments. He advised the R&B wing to make use of the funds while promising additional funds.
Vivekananda Reddy attributed the delay in road extension works in Nellore to delay on the part of Transco to shift the electrical poles. He instructed the officials to speed up the process of shifting poles.
Referring to traffic snarls in Nellore, he offered funds to widen the junctions while reacting to the problems highlighted by Nellore town DSP P. Venkatnath Reddy.
He suggested shifting of cattle, especially cows, which have been causing traffic obstructions in Nellore, to the shelter attached to Sri Changala Parameswari temple at Sullurpeta. He said that it is the only alternative to overcome the cattle problem in Nellore.
Speaking on the occasion, Sreedharkrishna Reddy has asked the officials to complete all road works in Nellore before the end of January. R&B superintending engineer Seshu Kumar, Nellore municipal commissioner D. John Samson and Transco DE Jaganmohan Reddy were present in the review among others.