In Hyderabad on Sunday at a high-level review meeting Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar. Rao has raise the idea of bringing an ordinance soon for the speedy implementation of Rao’s pet scheme ‘Telangana Water Grid project’.
The 1.26 lakh kilometer long project aimed at providing safe drinking water to each and every household in the state without any delay.
Were officials expressed doubts whether such an ordinance would stand the legal scrutiny in case the affected parties, who may lose lands, approach courts, challenging the unilateral acquisition.
K.T. Rama Rao who is a panchayat raj minister said that there was a need to bring an ordinance to complete the project on time were Mr. Rao has deadline of 4 years with an expenditure of Rs 25,000 crore, he feels that it could be finished in 2 years provided the officials work with sincerity and there are no ‘administrative and procedural hurdles’.
The Budget Session is during February-March but the TS government wants to bring an Ordinance now.
The project execution requires approvals from about a dozen departments and any delay on the part of any department would affect the entire project.
The Water Grid project remains the most important project because KCR made statement that in the recent Assembly Session that the party will not contest the next Assembly elections in 2019, if it fails to deliver the project on time.
Mr. Rama Rao said that a separate sub-station will be built for pumping the water from a 6 reservoirs. The project would consume 200 MW of power.