There are many towns such as Warangal, which are fast expanding in the State and despite best of the efforts the local bodies were unable to deliver in proportion, observed Municipal Administration Minister Mahidhar Reddy.
The work burden on municipal employees has increased manifold and they were unable to put up with the surging demand. The State government was contemplating to fill 5,400 posts in all municipalities. The process for recruiting 1,400 employees had already begun. The posts would be filled up through APPSC for greater transparency.
The Minister said the State government had sanctioned Rs.5.65 crore for development of Thousand Pillar temple and was planning to sanction some more funds. Warangal would soon get a ring road and alternate day drinking water supply. It would soon be declared as the Greater Warangal merging surrounding gram panchayats.
The Municipal Minister said efforts were being made to strengthen the drinking water distribution network in all municipalities in view of increased urbanisation and expansion of residential colonies. The government had taken up 48 drinking water projects with an estimate of Rs.14,000 crore.
Mr. Mahidhar Reddy took part in a series of inaugurations and foundation laying ceremonies in Warangal.
BC Welfare Minister B.Saraiah, government chief whip G.V. Ramana Reddy, district Collector Rahul Bojja, Joint Collector V.Karuna, MLA D. Vinay Bhaskar, MP S. Rajaiah, Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav and other accompanied the visiting Minister.
Mr. Ramana Reddy urged the Municipal Minister to sanction funds for the underground drainage in Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet and make available enough funds for the newly-created municipalities in the district.
State sanctions Rs.5.65 crore for development of Thousand Pillar temple, says Minister