TELANGANA

Warangal city may not be divided

: The State Government seems to be contemplating creation of a new district in place of proposed Hanamkonda as there was stiff resistance against division of the present district headquarters into Warangal and Hanamkonda districts.

Kakatiya district?

Keeping intact the district headquarters comprising Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet, the Government is mooting new districts – Warangal Urban and Warangal Rural.

The new district may be named as Bhadrakali or Kakatiya district.

According to the Government, the proposed Kakatiya district will have Wardhannapet, Inavolu, Parvatagiri, Atmakuru, Geesukonda, Sangem, Parkal, Shayampet, Nekkonda, Chennaraopet, Narasampet, Khanapuram, Duggondi and Nallabelli areas.

The proposed Warangal district will have Warangal, Hanamkonda, Kazipet, Hasanparthy, Dharmasagar, Chilpur, Veleru, Station Ghanpur, Zafargadh, Raghunathapally, Palakurthy, Rayaparthi, Kodakandla, Narmetta, Huzurabad, Elkaturthi, Bheemadevarpally, Kalamapuram, Jammikunta and Illanthakunta areas.

Kakatiya or Bhadrakali district will have its headquarters close to the Warangal city.

The new modiefied proposal will not disturb the present structure of the district headquarters, Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, KUDA and existing Warangal Police Commissionerate as being feared by a section of people.

The proposed Warangal district will get 21 mandals and the new Kakatiya district will have 14 mandals.

However, since there are 20 more days to go before the final announcement of the formation of new districts and composition, the Government might make changes to the draft put forward before the public for objections.

As per the current plan, the State Government is keen on having new districts in place during Dasara festivals on Vijaya Dasami day on October 11.

Strong opposition

There was strong opposition to the proposed Hanamkonda district from all sections.

It will only divide the historic district headquarters with rich cultural heritage of Kakatiya rulers and affect the glory of Warangal city.

Going by the strong public sentiment, the Government seems to have conceded to the request from people.