Hyderabad metro rail on KCR radar

TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao raked up another controversy on Wednesday by threatening to stall the Metro Rail works at Sultan Bazaar, Moazamjahi Market and Assembly.

He alleged the works were a conspiracy to erase the rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad. He said the Assembly is a heritage structure, while Sultan Bazaar and Moazamjahi Market are business centres. Nevertheless, Mr. Rao said, he got an assurance from L&T engineers whom he summoned on Tuesday that the works would not be taken up at these spots.

Urging people to brace up for power woes, he said electricity shortage was inevitable in the first two years of Telangana State due to supply-demand mismatch. He hastened to add that the TRS government would ensure 24-hour supply to agriculture after that. He said their government would enact a piece of legislation providing 12 per cent reservation to Muslims. The model of Tamil Nadu which has extended 67 per cent quota for weaker sections would be adopted.

He promised completion of Hyderabad-Karimnagar railway line and a corruption-free government. It was the TRS alone which understands the requirements of people, he said.

Mr. Rao was addressing a meeting to admit into TRS a medical doctor from Jagtial M. Sanjay Kumar for whom he announced a party ticket.

Mr. Rao promised to make Jagtial as a separate district of Telangana within six months of the party assuming power. In addition to the 10 existing districts, the TRS would carve out 14 more districts in the region for administrative convenience.

To increase the irrigated area of Telangana, Mr. Rao said the TRS will implement regenerated water technology aimed at sending back the runoff water from fields into river Godavari. The technology will increase the ayacut in Korutla Assembly constituency by 30,000 acres.

Earlier, followers of ticket aspirants of Narsapur created a scene at the TRS Bhavan raising slogans and holding placards demanding tickets for their leaders.

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