Hyderabad to become global city
Hyderabad will be transformed into a global city in the next five years with a comprehensive master plan. This was decided at the Cabinet meeting of the Telangana government headed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday. Briefing media after the five-hour marathon Cabinet meeting, KCR said a new master plan would be prepared soon to make Hyderabad a truly global city with international standards on all fronts. He said services of international consultancies would be taken for preparing the master plan.
KCR Cabinet takes 43 crucial decisions at a marathon five-hour meeting
The Chief Minister said the Cabinet had decided to introduce a single window system for giving all clearances to industries and software companies to expand their activities in Hyderabad. Instructions would be issued to the Industries department immediately, he said. The Cabinet had given nod to the steps to be taken to modernize Hyderabad and Cyberabad police Commissionerates by replacing new vehicles and fresh recruitments at a cost of Rs 340 crore. As many as 43 important decisions were taken during the Cabinet meeting held at the State Secretariat.
The Cabinet also gave nod to the farm loan waiver scheme that would benefit 39 lakh families and cost about Rs 17,000 crore to 19,000 crore.
The Chief Minister said that the cabinet decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the families of martyrs who laid down their lives seeking statehood for Telangana. He said that the benefit would also be extended to families of the martyrs of 1969 agitation. All the cases related to statehood agitation would soon be lifted, he said. KCR said the Cabinet had given nod for the constitution of State Minorities Commission and State Wakf Board. A committee would also be set up as a prelude to the implementation of the 12 per cent Muslim reservation in Telangana state.
The cabinet also decided to allocate Rs 1,000 crore for the welfare of minorities and a district-level judge would be appointed to head the Wakf Tribunal. The Cabinet agreed to give increment to Telangana employees which would put an additional burden of Rs 180 crore on the State’s exchequer. A committee would also be constituted to study on ways to bring State Government employees’ salaries on a par with Central Government employees. It also gave nod for the removal of Transport Tax for auto-rickshaws, auto trolleys and farm tractors, which would cost Rs 78 crore.