Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah instructed the officials to draw plans for basic infrastructure in the newly coming up colonies under Indiramma Housing and Rajiv Gruhakalpa around the towns.

Inspecting the ongoing construction of houses at the newly coming up Indiramma housing colony near Dargah Kazipet, the Minister inaugurated the bore wells and went round the colony. Interacting with the beneficiaries, he sought to know whether the Housing Department officials were clearing the bills in time.

The Minister said a total of 2,506 plots were given in the colony of which 2,000 beneficiaries grounded the work. A total of 150 houses were already complete. Following the representation from the beneficiaries, the municipal corporation dug up 12 borewells to meet the drinking water requirements of the residents. The beneficiaries also complained to the Minister about the lack of electricity and drainages.

He directed the Municipal and Housing Department officials to draw plans for the basic amenities and take up works at the earliest. “The electricity and drainages should be in place by the time the houses are complete,” he told the officials.

Mr. Lakshmaiah said the Municipal Corporation has been spending Rs. 180 crore to augment drinking water supplies in Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet towns. As part of it, it was decided to construct Over Head Static Reservoir tanks with a capacity of 1 lakh litres.

Mayor E. Swarna, Municipal Commissioner M. M. Naik, Housing Department GM Venkateswara Rao and others were present.

Keywords: Infrastructure