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Hyderabad will become a truly global city: KCR

On the cards: Uninterrupted supply all year round, 100,000 two-bedroom houses for the poor, four new 1,000-bedded govt hospitals

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

Hyderabad will become a truly global city: KCR

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Friday said that his government will make Hyderabad a truly global city by investing heavily into the social and physical infrastructure in the coming days.

Thanking the voters of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for gifting a sweeping victory to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the first GHMC elections held after the state bifurcation, Rao asked his party men not to turn arrogant with this victory.

"No political party in the recent history of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had got two-thirds majority in this urban local body as we saw only fractured mandates in the election after election in the past. People of Hyderabad had given this honor for the first time to the TRS party," Rao said in a media conference at the party office amid celebrating party crowds.

As the final results poured in, the television channels reported the victory in around 100 divisions for TRS candidates and in 40 divisions to its ally Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen out of 150 divisions of the urban body.

Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were completely decimated as they won just one seat each while the BJP was able to manage victory in 3 divisions, according to the reports.

Among the new initiatives, the government would create an island power system for the state capital to ensure that not a fraction of second will the citizens of Hyderabad will experience power interruptions through out the year, according to him. "We make Hyderabad a city that never sleeps," he declared.

Turning to his popular election promise of constructing two-bed room houses to the poor families living in the city, the chief minister announced that his government would earmark funds in the upcoming budget for 100,000 two-bedroom houses in the first year.

"We follow the agenda of poor people, not just in housing, but in every walk of life. We will create four new 1,000-bedded government hospitals to cater to people living in different catchment areas around the city, and these hospitals will have all the modern diagnostic facilities similar to Apollo or any big corporate hospital," the chief minister said.

"Going forward, the city will have traffic junctions that will not require traffic signals. The government will build new water bodies to ensure abundant drinking water for the people of Hyderabad...,"he went on to shower promises on the city.

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2016. 21:00 IST