Govt to modernise drainage systems in three years: CM

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Hyderabad, Jan 9 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekara Reddy today said that his Government would modernise drainage system in all towns in the next three years.

According to a press release here, Dr Reddy said the Government had allocated Rs 665 crore to develop drainage system in 55 towns.

The modernisation of drainage system would be taken up in another 25 towns at the cost of Rs 450 crore in the future, he added.

Stating that the supply of drinking water system was streamlined in 90 per cent of the municipalities, he said the Government was preparing proposals to provide all basic amenities in all municipalities at the cost of Rs 8,000 crore.

Suggesting that the municpal authorities were constructing shopping malls and complexes under Public Private Partnership (PPP) to generate more revenue, the Chief Minister said the housing programme for middle class people under Rajiv Swagruha scheme would be taken up in 26 towns by the end of February after finalising tenders.

Dr Reddy said the Centre had allocated Rs 8,100 crore to provide amenities in all towns under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission (JNURM) scheme. While Rs 2,162 crore was allocated to Hyderabad, Rs 1,334 and Rs 1,019 crore was allocated to Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, respectively and Rs 3,885 crore was funded to 87 municipalities in the State, he added.


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