AP Govt to develop Tier II cities

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Hyderabad, Jan 12 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said Tier II cities and towns like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Kurnool, Guntur, Warangal and Nellore would be developed on the lines of Hyderbad with IT Parks, Institutes of Excellence, Research Labs and Townships.

With Andhra Pradesh now considered as a 'Happening State,' industrialisation was taking place at a faster pace and foreign direct investments were sure to flow. All projects, wherever necessary, would be developed on Public-Private-Participation mode.

He was reviewing the development and modernisation of cities with officials, an official release quoting the Chief Minister said.

Dr Reddy gave an in-principle approval for the development of five 'World Class Townships' planned by Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in different parts of in and around Greater Hyderabad.

The Chief Minister said Hyderabad would soon become a world class city with links not only to all the world capitals and Indian cities but also flight connections to all important district headquarters in the State.

Once they were complet and with other modern infrastructure, the very face of Hyderabad would change. It would also ease the congestion in the city to a large extent, he added.

The State Government through its various organisations like GHMC, HUDA and HMWSSB was spending around Rs 28,000 crore to develop Hyderabad, he said.

UNI

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