'Entrust task of manufacturing of high security number plates to RTC'

Staff Reporter
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CPI District level training camp held

CPI State Secretary K. Narayana addressing Political Training class at Arempula in Khammam District on Saturday.
CPI State Secretary K. Narayana addressing Political Training class at Arempula in Khammam District on Saturday.

CPI state secretary K. Narayana has demanded that the State government entrust the task of manufacturing High Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) to the APSRTC to prevent unnecessary burden on the people and strengthen the State-owned Corporation.

Mr. Narayana was in the town on Saturday to participate in the district-level political training camp of the party.

Later, talking to media persons Mr. Narayana alleged that the government initiated the tender process to allot the crucial task without taking into consideration various vital issues concerning the security of the number plates. “A private firm has quoted high prices over and above the prices fixed in New Delhi for the manufacture of HSRPs for different categories of vehicles,” he charged and deplored that if the works were allotted to the same private firm it would pose an unbearable burden of Rs. 600 crore on the people of the State in the next 10 years. “There is every possibility that the terrorists could gain access to the HSRPs by colluding with the private firms,

“Mr. Narayana said, adding that the APSRTC has the requisite infrastructure as well expertise to produce the HSRPs in a cost effective and safer manner.

Referring to the reported remarks of AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad on separate Telangana issue, Mr. Narayana alleged that Mr. Azad was playing with the people of the State.

Terming the Congress MPs from Telangana region as “cowards and opportunists”, he charged them with enacting a drama in front of the Chief Minister’s camp office on the eve of the Telangana March held on September 30 in Hyderabad. “They don’t have guts to elicit a concrete statement on the statehood issue from Mr. Azad. “The Congress MPs like Lagadapati Rajagopal from Andhra region and Madhu Yashki Goud from the Telangana region are responsible for the present precarious situation,” he alleged accusing the Congress president Sonia Gandhi of turning a blind eye to the long-pending statehood issue.



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