BRS government obstructs Centre's development projects, alleges Kishan
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
HYDERABAD: The BRS government has been deliberately obstructing development projects initiated and implemented by the Centre in Telangana, Union minister G. Kishan Reddy stated on Tuesday. This, he claimed, was because the BRS government was afraid that the BJP government at the Centre would take credit for developing the state.
On a number of projects, the state government has chosen not to cooperate and has instead been impeding them, he alleged. "For instance, the state has not provided design plans of the building that it has given for AIIMS at Bibinagar resulting in delays in getting things done there. On April 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to the state, will lay the foundation stone for a brand new AIIMS building to be built at a cost of 1,366 crore," Kishan Reddy told reporters.
He said Modi, during his visit to Hyderabad on April 8, will take part in laying foundation stones for various new projects in Hyderabad and rest of the state, as well as dedicating to the nation and to the state, several other projects.
Among those will be laying the foundation stone for the 725-crore modernisation of the Secunderabad railway station, the dedication of the 1,410-crore doubled railway line between Secunderabad and Mahbubnagar, along with several stretches of National Highways, Kishan Reddy said.
Kishan Reddy said there were several other examples of how the Telangana government attempted to stymie projects by the Centre and referred to how the state neglected to do its bit for the second phase of the MMTS project.
"Though the state had an agreement with the Centre it did not do its part, and I met the Prime Minister recently and urged him for running more trains, and he agreed and will launch 13 new services on April 8. The project cost is getting escalated on account of delays from the state. Therefore, we are completing the project on our own and the Centre will keep up its correspondence with the state on the matter," he said.
BRS going slow: Kishan
According to Union minister G. Kishan Reddy, the state government is going slow on several Central projects
Land acquisition for Regional Ring Road, 500 cr allotted in state Budget, nothing done
Uppal elevated corridor and Amberpet flyover were delayed due to various issues, Centre blamed
No progress on Hyderabad Science City, Sainik School, tribal museum, land for Sangeet Natak Akademi, new ESI hospitals, rail terminal at Cherlapalli