Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s help to bail the state out of the current crisis. Claiming that the new state Telangana is “at the doorstep of an acute power shortage”, Mr Rao requested Mr Modi to allocate surplus power from the Eastern Grid to TS for the next four months using the existing transmission corridor capacity.
It is estimated that there will be 1500 MW shortage during peak summer and it has pinned hopes on the 800 MW from Dabhol in Maharashtra. And no final word has been given yet.
He said “Hyderabad will soon become a smart, global city. Some asked, ‘Will you sell Secretariat and Raj Bhavan?’ We need 1,000 markets. Where should they be located? On Congress leaders’ heads? The TD leaders’ heads?” and he asked the government to conduct polls after delimitation.
He said there would be 24-hour power supply after three years with generation from new plants. He took a dig at Congress MLA D.K. Aruna for criticising delay in housing scheme after visiting a slum in Mahbubnagar.