Nellore: Urban Development Minister P. Narayana toured the Kallurpalli housing board colony in Nellore riding a motorcycle on Wednesday after locals complained of lack of basic infrastructure. He announced various schemes and development activities for one of the oldest and most neglected colony in the City. Addressing residents of the colony after the inspection, he promised a high school up to Class X to be built over one and half acres of land besides `9 Cr towards basic infrastructure in the colony in three phases.
He claimed that they have already spent Rs 3.73 Cr for the development of the colony and announced the release of Rs 60 lakh immediately for drinking water facility. He instructed officials to prepare estimates for roads, drains, drinking water and other works within 30 days. He underlined the need to give priority to thickly populated parts of the housing colony. The minister also offered Rs 10 lakh for the development of park through Green Corporation. The minister also inspected Rajiv Swagruha Colony at Kothur in the city later. He hinted about the plans to release Rs 2 Cr for roads and drainage facility in the colony.
Pointing to 13 odd Rajiv Swagruha pending projects across the state, he said they have posted a senior officer to study the issues. He said they have resolved the issues at Kurnool and Anantapur. In-charge Collector A. Md. Imtiaz, RDO Haritha, Government General Hospital Development Committee Chairman Chatla Narasimha Rao and Housing officials were present with the minister among others.