YSR roadshow in rural areas on Nov. 23

Staff Reporter

The Chief Minister will lay stone for three barrages across Sarada, says Konathala

The programme is planned from Anakapalle to Narsipatnam

YSR to address a public meeting at Chodavaram

VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy will undertake a roadshow in the rural areas of the district from jaggery town of Anakapalle to the agency gateway Narsipatnam on November 23.

The route covers more or less the places where Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi had held a mega roadshow during the first leg of his Praja Ankita Yatra in the district. Minister for Commercial Taxes Konathala Ramakrishna told reporters on Thursday that Dr. Reddy was holding roadshows ever since he took over as Chief Minister. Praja Rajyam was imitating the Congress, he added.

Mr. Ramakrishna said Dr. Reddy had launched ‘nagara bata’ and ‘palle bata’ to maintain good rapport with the masses and understand their pulse.

Hectic schedule

Dr. Reddy during his one-day tour will have a hectic schedule. After landing in the city by a private airliner, he will drive to Anakapalle to take part in ‘nagara bata’. He will be given a civic reception after which he is scheduled to unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, according to the Minister.

The Chief Minister will lay the stone for three barrages across the river Sarada. The total cost of the project is Rs.47 crores. A construction of a railway flyover will be taken up at a cost of Rs.21 crores. Dr. Reddy will launch work for 6,500 houses on an area of 130 acres.

He will lay the stone under the rural infrastructure for a pipeline at a cost of Rs.8 crores to Rs.9 crores. Later, he will hit the road on ‘nagara bata’ from Nehru Chowk, address a meeting and proceed towards Tumapala and Venkannapalem.

The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone for the expansion of Govada sugar factory with an outlay of Rs.30 crores. He will address a public meeting at Chodavaram and proceed towards Vaddadi, Ravikamatham, Peda Bodepalli and Narsipatnam. He will spend the night at Tangedu near Narsipatnam.

Mega distillery

Mr. Ramakrishna said that they had plans to set up a mega distillery to meet the requirement of the sugar mills located in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts. He said the Polavaram project was going on at abrisk pace and the project would be completed in two to three years. He also scoffed at Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu on loan waiver package for farmers and claimed that he was indulging in cheap gimmicks.

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