After launching the second phase of Driver-cum-Owner scheme of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) at Necklace road, the CM indicted the previous tenures of ignoring the Hyderabad development. He also that said the city was left to the mercy of land mafia and encroachers. Focused development would have turned Hyderabad into an international city he added.
By initiating different schemes CM ensured that the state govt will take all measures to eradicate unemployment from the state and he informed Skill Development University is being set up to initiate the youth.
In 2018, Hyderabad would be hosting an international conference on Information Technology. GHMC is handing over 406 cars to unemployed youth as part of the Driver-cum-Owner scheme and the CM directed to extend 600 more beneficiaries GHMC Commissioner & Special Officer Somesh Kumar. The Centre was keen on establishing a Skill Development University and urged the CM to allocate land for the proposed university said Bandaru Dattatreya.
The corporation has spent about Rs 21 crore on the Driver-cum-Owner scheme which includes a subsidy of Rs 3 crore provided by the State govt informed by GHMC special officer. While 105 cars were given in the first phase, there were 303 beneficiaries in the second phase and all beneficiaries have been provided health insurance cover of Rs 50,000 each he informed. Later, the CM handed over the car keys to the beneficiaries. Deputy CMs Mahmood Ali and Dr T Rajaiah, Ministers Naini Narasimha Reddy, T Padma Rao, P Mahender Reddy and Talasani Srinivas Yadav, TRS MP Konda Vishveswar Reddy, MLAs, MLCs and other officials were also present on the occasion.