HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday sought a report from roads and buildings officials on the condition of the roads in the state. He directed the officers to see that in the coming two years, every road appears like a mirror. Mr Rao was reviewing conditions of state roads and highways with the officials of the roads and building department.
Pointing out that roads at several places were damaged and some of bridges needed repairs and others widening, the Chief Minister suggested that the R&B principal secretary should conduct a conference with assistant engineers, executive engineers and superintendent engineers, instructing them to come up with all details of roads and their condition and the action needed to be taken.
He suggested to the officials to make an assessment about the existing condition of the roads and prepare an action plan to make them appear like mirrors. Stating that necessary budget allocation will be made for this purpose, Mr Rao made it clear that after irrigation projects, top priority will be given to roads and highways.
He told the officials that all 12,751 village panchayats should be provided with BT road facility. Maintaining that after its formation, the state could obtain more national highways, the Chief Minister said under the R&B and panchayat raj departments, construction of roads had been taken up on a large scale.
He suggested that the MLAs and other people’s representatives should constantly monitor the progress of road repair.
The chief minister said that the R&B should develop a philosophy with regard to the transfer of roads from Panchayat Raj to R&B and from R&B to Panchayat Raj.
Asking the officials to expedite the construction, Mr Rao said the TRS government was the first in the country which is constructing offices for MLAs. He instructed the R&B officials to expedite allocation of the quarters constructed in Hyderabad to the MLAs. He also directed the authorities concerned to pay compensation to the farmers who lost their land due to the construction of canals for the Kaleswaram Project immediately.