Hyderabad: Finance minister Etala Rajender on Thursday came down heavily on the contractors assigned 2BHK houses across the state for delaying construction citing various reasons.
Mr Rajender reviewed construction of 2BHK houses in Karimnagar district on Thursday where contractors brought to his notice that they were incurring Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh loss on each dwelling, depending on the location, due to escalation of costs.
Mr Rajender asked the contractors if that was the case, how were they able to complete construction of 2BHK houses in Gajwel, Siddipet and Palair represented by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, ministers T. Harish Rao and T. Nageswara Rao.
He told them he did not want to hear excuses for the delay. However, Mr Rajender agreed to provide vehicles for transporting the building material....