KCR for strict compliance on pothole repairs

| Updated: May 02, 2017 01:39 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 1 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday warned officials of stringent action if he would found any potholes during his travel across the state after June 1. Addressing a review meeting at Telangana's Pragati Bhavan, Rao said, "Despite funds, still there are roads, which are damaged and with potholes. Hence forth, laxity on part of officials would not be forgiven." Rao said, "When I visited Warangal, I have travelled by road from Warangal to Palakurthi and found several potholes. I have told in the past to fill-up those potholes whenever the need arises. But the officials have not taken up seriously. This not a good method and I am giving one month's time." He also instructed for speedy construction of MLA offices in constituencies within 10-15 days. "We have allocated funds for construction of district headquarters and accepted designs too. Start the construction process in 10-15 days and complete it by one year." "Finish the construction of MLA offices in constituencies speedily. We have reorganised districts so as to reach governance to the people. It will be beneficial to the people if the offices are constructed. There should not be any delay in the matter." Rao added. Rao also said that the R&B and Irrigation departments should have more senior officers. "Increase the posts of senior officials in the department based on need. We are extending the services of retired officials only to take advantage of their experience. At the same time, this should not affect the chances of promotion for others. Promotions should be given promptly. Fill up new posts with promotees," he said, adding that additional funds would be released for repair works in Ghanpur and Palakurthi. The CM also called for a four-lane road between Perkit and Jagtial. R&B Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao, MP K Keshav Rao, Chief Secretary SP Singh, Principal Secretaries S Narsing Rao, Sunil Sharma, Ramakrishna, Engineers-in-Chief Ganapati Reddy, Ravinder Rao and others were present at the meeting. (ANI)