Minister for Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Jupally Krishna Rao today said the TRS Government was giving top priority for road connectivity in the State.
Participating in a debate on the budget in the Assembly on Wednesday, the minister informed the House that the TRS, on coming to power, has laid 18,544 km roads in several districts. He also said Rs 891 crore has been spent for constructing 144 bridges connecting rural areas and towns which improved rural connectivity.
The previous governments indulged in lobbying at Delhi level and failed to focus on rural road connectivity, he alleged. Krishna Rao slammed the previous governments for neglecting expansion of the existing roads and construct new ones though there was a chance to get funds from the Centre. However, now the TRS at helm of affairs, there was no such bad situation of making useless lobbying for roads, he said.
The State Government has taken up prestigiously the roads in districts and mandals and spending huge amounts, he said. While each district will get a six-lane road connecting the State capital of Hyderabad, every mandal headquarter will be connected with two-lane roads with districts, Krishna Rao said. Works are on fast pace and people are expressing happiness at the improvement of rural road connectivity, he added. (NSS)