Karimnagar, National, Politics, Telangana

CM Revanth Reddy starts off New Delhi tour with a goal to protect Telangana interests

K M Dayashankar

CM meets four Union Ministers

Focus on solving pending issues of National Highways, Health, Housing and Urban Development

Attends oath taking of Telangana MPs in Lok Sabha

CM Revanth displays the spirit of federalism.

NEW DELHI, JUNE 27, 2024: Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy set out to solve the state issues pending for the last 10 years. The Chief Minister embarked on Delhi tour and continued aiming to protect the Telangana interests. During the last four days, the CM met four Union Ministers and attended oath taking of newly elected Telangana MPs in the Lok Sabha.

Though the Congress party’s arch rival BJP is ruling at the Centre, the CM held meetings with Union ministers and displayed the spirit of federalism. The CM is making all out efforts to address the state issues through consultation.


On the first day of his visit to Delhi on Monday, Mr Revanth Reddy met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.  The CM requested Rajnath Singh to transfer the defence lands to the state government for the expansion of roads and construction of skyways and other infrastructure projects in Hyderabad city. Soon after assuming the CM office, Revanth Reddy met the Defence minister and succeeded in the transfer of required defence lands to construct elevated corridors in the city.   Responding to the CM appeal, the Defense Minister approved the transfer of lands in many areas and the CM already laid the foundation stones for several elevated corridors.

The CM appealed to Rajnath Singh to transfer another 2,450 acres of defence land. The lands will help for widening of roads and construction of other infrastructure development projects in many parts of the city once the Centre transfers the lands to the state.

Later, CM Revanth Reddy called on Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The CM brought to the notice of the Union Minister that the state government launched the “Indiramma housing” scheme to  fulfill the dream of  owning a house by  every poor person in the state. The Chief minister asked the Union Housing minister to sanction 2.70 lakh houses  under  Prime Minister Awas Yojana (Urban)-PMAY (U) scheme. The CM also appealed to release   Rs.784.88 crore pending dues  to Telangana as grant under PMAY (U).


Once considered as a lifeline to Hyderabad city, the Musi River has now turned into a polluted canal. Denizens of Hyderabad city and also old Nalgonda districts bore the brunt of the pollution emanated from the Musi river.   The Chief Minister took the rejuvenation of Musi as a prestigious and committed to Musi riverfront development. The CM already visited London and studied the Thames riverfront project there. The Chief Minister requested the Centre to extend cooperation for  Musi rejuvenation and take up development projects on the banks of river for the benefit of the local people.   Mr Revanth also sought help from the Union minister for the expansion of Metro Rail in the city. The CM discussed the expansion of metro rail services through the Old City  of Hyderabad with the union minister and asked for assistance.


The Chief Minister discussed the problems being faced by other cities in the state particularly Warangal and Karimnagar with Union Minister Khattar. The CM brought to the notice of the Union Minister that the works undertaken in the two cities of Warangal and Karimnagar under the Smart City Mission have not been completed.  The CM pleaded with the union minister to extend the time limit of the Smart City Mission till the completion of the pending works.


The Chief Minister explained to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda the special focus laid on strengthening the health sector by the state government in Telangana. During the meeting with Nadda on the second today ( Tuesday ) , the CM  appealed to the Union Minister to release Rs.693.13 crores pending dues to Telangana under the National Health Mission (NHM) and  the central share of funds immediately so that the health services in the state are not disrupted .


CM  Revanth Reddy attended the oath taking of the MPs in Lok Sabha today. The CM suggested to the newly elected MPs to fight for Telangana interests irrespective of their party affiliation.  The CM extended greetings to all the MPs who took oath.   The MPs are advised to be conscious of the difference between political conflicts and  the state interests and fight for the state’s interests by taking up the issues in the Parliament as a platform.


The Chief Minister took serious of the Telangana is lagging behind in the construction of national highways and getting new national highway approvals.

The CM paid special focus  on strengthening national highway network in the state. CM Revanth Reddy held a marathon meeting with union minister of Road Transport and National Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday. The CM appealed to the union minister to declare road from Choutuppal to Amangal-Shadnagar-Sangareddy (181.87 km) on  the southern part of RRR ( Regional Ring Road) as National Highway on the lines of the  northern part of RRR has already been declared. The Chief Minister explained the union minister the status of land acquisition and the road works in the northern part of RRR.

The Chief Minister appealed to Nitin Gadkari to announce Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway (NH-65) connecting Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as  six lane highway. The CM brought to the notice of union minister the delay in the works of Hyderabad (ORR Gourelli Junction) to Valigonda-Kothagudem road (NH-930P) and Kolhapur-Karivena-Nandyal (NH-167K) national highways and the iconic bridge. Nitin Gadkari has been requested to speed up the works and complete at the earliest.

The CM also requested the widening of Hyderabad-Kalwakurti (NH 765K) road into four lanes, grant permission for four-lane elevated corridor on Hyderabad-Srisailam (NH 765) within Amrabad Tiger Reserve Forest , declare Jagityal-Peddapalli-Kataram state highway as national highway,  environmental clearance to Hyderabad-Manneguda four-lane national highway (NH-163) and sanction 12 RBOs/ RUBs under  Setu Bandhan scheme.  The Chief Minister requested the Union minister to strengthen the national highway network on 1617 km stretch in different parts of Telangana State.


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