Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has assured the elected representatives from the city that he will convene a meeting in Hyderabad to discuss and chalk out plans for the development of Vijayawada city.

Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vijayawada (West) MLA Velampalli Srinivas, Vijayawada (Central) MLA Malladi Vishnu and others highlighted long-pending issues such as super specialty hospital, outer ring road, pattas to people living in hilly areas, setting up police station, and rythu bazaars in One Town. Mr. Srinivas wanted a stadium built at Vidyadharapuram and the road near Kanakadurga temple widened. Stating that more than 28,000 people had applied for ration cards at Racchabanda programme, Mr. Vishnu urged him to take necessary action. He also stressed the need to introduce online system in the city for issuance of certificates from mandal revnue office.

Responding to it, the Chief Minister said that a comprehensive meeting would be convened at the State capital with officials of all departments concerned, and elected representatives shortly. The Chief Minister told them that a committee of ministers would be constituted to take appropriate decision on issuance of ration cards. Mr. Reddy also assured them that review meetings would be conducted to sort out issues such as civil supplies and housing in the district.

Machilipatnam MP K. Narayana Rao, MLC Ilapuram Venkaiah, Machilipatnam MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani), Pedana MLA Jogi Ramesh, Pamarru MLA D.Y. Das, Gannavaram MLA Dasari Balavardhana Rao, Mylavaram MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, collector S.A.M. Rizvi, joint collector Gaurav Uppal, police commissioner N. Madhusudan Reddy, SP Ramakrishna, Municipal G. Ravi Babu, Commissioner VGTMUDA Vice Chairman G.S.R.K.R. Vijay Kumar, former minister Devineni Rajasekhar, and DCC incharge president Naraharisetti Narasimha Rao were present.

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