Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao Tuesday directed officials to make Hyderabad a world class city by developing infrastructure to meet the requirements till 2050.
A day after taking over as the chief minister of the new state, Rao held a review meeting with the officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, asked the officials to focus on infrastructure development to attract more information technology companies.
According to GMHC Commissioner Somesh Kumar, the chief minister directed the officials to improve the civic amenities for the 94 lakh population of the city.
KCR wanted them to prepare a short term strategy to tackle inundation of low-lying areas during the monsoon and take steps for proper supply of quality drinking water.
The chief minister called for making Hyderabad a slum-free city and asked the officials to provide two bedroom houses to the slum-dwellers in the same localities. He said a pilot project should be taken up immediately.
KCR asked the GHMC to develop garbage dumping yards in a scientific way in four to five directions around Hyderabad by acquiring government land at locations distant from habitations.
Recalling the beauty of the Musi river, KCR directed the officials to draw up a plan for its rejuvenation.