Chief Minister also promises a mini stadium at Rachabanda programme
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced a Rs. 30-crore package for developing road infrastructure in Qutbullahpur Assembly Constituency and Rs .60 lakh for construction of a mini stadium in the mandal.
Roads will be laid from Gandhinagar to Jagadgirigutta, from Gajularamaram Crossroads to Vivekananda Statue at Kukatpally, and from Kompally to Bahadurpally, at an expenditure of Rs.10 crore each, the last stretch specially requested by the local MLA K. Srisailam Goud in view of the high number of accidents there.
Addressing a sizeable gathering at the Rachabanda programme held in the constituency on Monday, Mr. Reddy also promised measures for addressing drinking water problems in Qutbullahpur, though he did not commit himself on a request from Mr. Goud towards allocation of Rs.25 crore for the same.
A huge turnout of people, women in large numbers, marked the meeting at the dusty Qutbullahpur Municipal Grounds.
D.Ed. students caned
The event was not free of incidents though. A small group of D.Ed. students were caned and two of them arrested by the police when they displayed placards and shouted slogans demanding to be included for the Teachers' Eligibility Test. Another group in support of YSR Congress Party began shouting slogans as soon as the Chief Minister began his speech. However, they were soon whisked away by the volunteers.
Taking an aim at his detractors, Mr. Kiran said all promises made in Rachabanda programme would be kept to the last penny, contrary to the disparaging campaign by some people.
He listed various schemes announced as part of the programme, including the Stree Nidhi banks, waiver of interest on ‘Pavala Vaddi' loans, the 100-day programme at an expenditure of Rs.1,200-crore, and various other infrastructure projects under way.
Development of slums
On the employment front, he said 80,000 new jobs will be created in Ranga Reddy district alone in the next three years. Appointment letters will be dispatched to 4,500 unemployed youth before the end of December, he announced amidst applause. Reiterated was his government's commitment of 15 lakh jobs in the coming three years, and a lakh appointment letters before the end of December.
Also making a mention of the Godavari Phase-I and Krishna Phase-III drinking water projects, Outer Ring Road and Metro Rail for the city, Mr. Reddy said 1,500 slums in the city and surrounding areas will be developed with an allocation of Rs. 9,000 crore.
According to the district authorities, a total of 2,169 pensions, 36,678 ration coupons and Rs. 2.15 crore worth loans for 251 self-help groups were disbursed in the constituency as part of the programme.
The meeting had nearly full quorum of public representatives, Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, GHMC Mayor B. Karthika Reddy, MP Sarve Satyanarayana, legislators K .Srisailam Goud, K. Lakshma Reddy, A. Rajender, Bhikshapathi Yadav, and Sudhir Reddy, and MLC Ranga Reddy prominent among them.