Greeting the people of the state on the occasion of Dasara, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Tuesday that Andhra Pradesh was a happening state and that Hyderabad would become a world-class city once the Outer Ring Road is completed and the Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes operational.
However, what he has chosen to omit is that the wait could be a very long one as while the ORR could be completed by a maximum time of mid-2014, it would take at least another five years for the metro rail to become a reality. “We have successfully conducted the Global Biodiversity meet participated by delegates from over 170 countries. The World Allergy Doctors’ Conference and World Agricultural Congress will by hosted by Hyderabad while World Telugu Conference will take place in December in Tirupati. Andhra Pradesh is an eventful state and with the completion of ORR and metro rail, Hyderabad will become a world-class city,” he said.
Kiran Kumar said he has extensively toured eight districts through Indiramma Baata and stayed in the rural and interior areas and interacted with a cross section of people like farmers, tribals, students, SHG women, youth etc. He could study the ground realities and take remedial measures and sanctioned many a programme as per the desires of the people. “Our state is endowed with rich natural resources and a long coastline. It is industrially strong and is one of the biggest agricultural producing state contributing to the nation’s food security. It is also one of the tourists’ paradise in the country,” the CM said. TOI