Telangana minister assures government’s support to builders
The Telangana government will take all possible measures for continued development of Hyderabad metropolitan region even after the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the construction activity to some extent, municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao said.
He said the state government had taken several measures to develop Greater Hyderabad in the last six years.
The minister interacted with representatives of various developers and builders’ associations of the city on Saturday and assured them that the government would continue to support them. He thanked the contractors and developers who helped the migrant workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Unlike other metros in the country, situation in Hyderabad is still better and impact on various sectors is not alarming. The Telangana government will utilise this opportunity in some sectors like pharma,” KTR said.
The government was committed to developing the city and would strictly enforce the new Municipal Act, he said and warned that action would be taken against builders for dumping debris in lakes and water bodies.
The associations raised issues like easing of building and layout approvals, master plans and cement prices. The minister assured that the government would consider their requests positively and discuss with manufacturers on cement prices. KTR spoke to TS Mineral Development Corporation officials on availability of sand and asked the authorities to see that sufficient stocks of sand are made available.
He advised the builders to ensure safety of the workers at the sites.