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KTR meets Venkaiah for TS development

Wed, Jul 20, 2016, 07:34 PM
New Delhi, July 20: Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister, KT Rama Rao today urged the Centre to devolve funds to the state for various projects of development in the state and Hyderabad city which needs the infrastructure of world class standards.

As part of his two-day Delhi tour, KTR on Wednesday met Union Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu and sought this support for the rapid growth of the youngest state of India. According to informed sources, he sought Venkaiah Naidu to offer a financial assistance of Rs 785 Cr for Pharma City proposed in Muchcherla village near Hyderabad and also Rs 930 cr under NRP scheme.

Later he told media persons in Delhi that he sought the support of the union minister for pushing various development projects including Pharma City to be constructed on world standards avoiding pollution, better infrastructure in Hyderabad including skywalks, level separators, drainage, roads and others. We are also seeking Rs 75,000 cr from Brics Bank for taking up urban development projects under Urban Development wing he added. Venkaiah gave positive response and promised to talk to the concerned officials on the wish-list he said.

The union minister said that he would invite me for another round of meeting to work out on the wish-list he submitted, he said. We expect that the Union Government extends all needed financial assistance for our projects, KTR maintained. He also met Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and urged her to release funds for setting up a textile cluster in Telangana and help for workers of power looms and handlooms.

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