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No confrontation with Centre: KTR

“The Telangana Government is in favor of maintaining friendly relationship with the Centre for its rapid growth and development and do not want any confrontation, IT and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao has said.

In the wake of Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya’s comments on the failure of the TRS Government in spending Central funds on drought and delay in Metro Rail works, KTR called on the former and sought his help for the speedy disposal of the developmental programs and help make Hyderabad an IT Hub. The duo reviewed IT and municipal administration and vowed to work together for transforming the city into a global destination. Metro works are on fast pace and the project will be completed soon, KTR said.

Stating that criticism at political platforms was common among the parties, KTR said the States have to work in tandem with the Centre for the growth. “It is not good to criticize Dattatraya, who is for the cause of State development”, he said, adding that the officials misguided the former with regard to funds for the Metro Rail works. Telangana government had forwarded the details pertaining to ITIR to the Centre, he said. KTR also clarified that it was not uncommon that TRS leaders reacted on the comments by the BJP leaders with regard to funds released by the Centre for the State.

Dattatreya said there was big scope for making the City a global destination by giving boost to infrastructure. Hyderabad can be developed into an IT Hub, Dattatraya stated. “Through IT sector development and improving infrastructure and facilities we can provide more number of jobs to the youth here”, he said. Besides, Metro Rail efforts are on for MMTS second phase and to develop Secunderabad Railway station on international standards. Development is possible only with mutual cooperation of the State and the Centre, he added. (NSS)