Effective grievance redress system, replacement of old water pipelines top YSRC manifesto for municipal polls

Medapati Sharmila Reddy, the YSR Congress candidate for the Mayor post, has promised that she would develop Rajahmundry into a well planned city by improving basic amenities like drinking water supply and drainage system, if she is voted to power.

Speaking at a media conference, along with MLA Rowthu Suryaprakasha Rao, who joined the YSR Congress recently, MLC Adireddy Apparao and party city convener Bommana Rajkumar here on Wednesday, she said that the drainage system in the city was in bad shape as the sewage water was being drained into the Godavari river from which water was being supplied to the city. She promised to upgrade the drainage system. Referring to the existing water pipelines those were laid by the British, she said: “I will make sure that the water pipelines are immediately replaced and pure drinking water is supplied to all the colonies for at least six hours a day.”

Saying that an effective grievance redress system topped the party manifesto for the civic polls, Ms. Sharmila Reddy promised to introduce an online system to speed up the redress and also online plan approval methods for the convenience of general public and toll free number for common man.

‘TDP leaders hinder development’

Mr. Suryaprakasha Rao accused the local TDP leaders of creating hurdles in the initiatives to develop the city. “Some TDP leaders went to court to get a stay order on shifting of the vegetable market to peripheral areas. They even wrote letters to Governor to stop the shifting of the Central jail,” he alleged. .

MLC Adireddy Apparao failed to give a reply to some of the quarries on the allegations he made against Mr. Suryaprakasha Rao on issuing of Vambay houses before the later joining the YSRC.