ANDHRA PRADESH

Congress challenges TDP to an open debate



Congress releases a four-page note highlighting welfare works

Political parties vie to take credit for development of

twin cities



HYDERABAD: Rebutting the charge levelled by TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu that the Congress Government had turned blind eye to problems of the twin cities, four Ministers came out with a factual report on its initiatives in the last five years.

Countering the charges, Municipal Administration Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy and his colleagues P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Danam Nagender and M. Mukesh Goud on Tuesday released a four-page note highlighting the Congress government’s works undertaken in the capital since 2004.

Mr. Ramnarayan Reddy at a press conference said the Congress Government has spent a whopping Rs. 600 crore between 2004-2006. It earmarked Rs. 5,551 crore for the GHMC budget of which Rs. 2,890 crore was already released.

He said the nine year TDP rule saw supply of 90 million gallon per day (MGD) supply for the twin cities where as that capacity was enhanced to 210 MGD per day in the Congress regime. He said Rs. 3,375 crore was being spent to bring Godavari water under phase – I to the city which will enhance the supply by 170 MGD. The Municipal Administration said Nalgonda cross roads, Chandrayangutta, Punjagutta and Greenlands flyovers were completed in the last one year. Works on the P. V. Narasimha Rao express way was on at frantic pace while foundation stones were laid for the Kandikal Gate-Uppuguda and Patigadda-Necklace road overbridge. Mr. Danam Nagender challenged the TDP leaders for an open debate on the development of the twin cities.

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