CPI (M) district committee has threatened to launch agitation if the proposal to convert the exiting RTC Complex area into a multiplex allegedly for the benefit of Transport Minister Botcha Satyanarayana’s family is not dropped.
Party district secretary M. Krishna Murty told a press conference on Saturday that Mr. Botcha Satyanarayana on the pretext of congestion had recommended shifting of the existing complex to the backside of RTC Regional Manager’s Office, opposite railway station, and to build a multiplex on BOT (build, operate and transport).
The exiting complex with 24 platforms was built on four-acre land in 1978 and a garage on an acre of land near to it. Already, engineers have begun levelling work at the new site.
Mr. Murty said that the party would not remain silent if public property was converted into commercial hub to serve interests of private persons. The RTC owns over 10 acres of land in and around the existing RTC complex and the value of each square yard is estimated to be about Rs. 30,000.
He appealed to RTC workers to oppose the move. The party leaders Reddy Sankar Rao, T.V. Ramana and others were present.