Owing to the uncertainty on the date of swearing-in, all elected TDP Municipal Councillors have decided to start working in the respective wards immediately. The TDP had won 32 out of the 40 municipal wards in the fort town.

TDP town committee president Prasadula Ramakrishna, his wife and former Municipal Chairperson Prasadula Kanaka Mahalakshmi, who are in the race for the post of Municipal Chairperson, chaired the meeting of elected councillors on Tuesday and decided to get down to business in wards.

Former floor leader in the Municipal Council V. S. Prasad said the Mushidipalli, Ramatheerthaalu and Nellimarla drinking water schemes that the Congress had neglected during the past nine years would be restored to their full capacity by containing illegal sand quarrying in River Champavathi and by laying back dedicated power transmission lines. Dr. Prasad alleged that the Congress had snapped the dedicated power supply lines and shifted the schemes to domestic supply lines thus causing hardship to people.

Mr. Ramakrishna said the council would also look into misuse of grants allocated for supply of drinking water to the town from the Tarakarama Theertha Sagar Project. He said the proposal for an underground drainage system remained at the blue-print stage and added that it would be taken up on priority basis to control flooding of low-lying areas during monsoon. TDP district general secretary I.V.P. Raju was present.

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