Noting that the towns which are the headquarters of the newly-created districts would soon witness rapid development, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked the officials to ensure planned development in these places. Rao, who held a review of administration after 21 new districts came into existence from Vijaya Dasami (Dussehra) this month, directed officials to prepare action plan to ensure that growth and development take place in a planned way and not in a haphazard manner, a release from his office said tonight. As many as 21 new districts have been created in Telangana, taking the total number of districts in the state to 31. Observing that urban population presently stood at 45 per cent in Telangana, Rao felt it would increase further with the headquarters of newly formed districts witnessing growth. Plans should be put in place for developing outer ring roads around the district headquarters towns and for establishing government offices, industry, etc., he said. Steps should be taken to see to it that urban areas do not get crowded as is the case with Hyderabad now, he said.
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