The quantum of assistance would be decided once central teams submit their reports on the extent of losses.

KTR seeks Rs 1189 crore from Centre to compensate damages from rains in TelanganaFile photo: Facebook/K T Rama Rao
news News Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:06

After the massive damage of life and property due to the heavy rains in Telangana, municipal administration and urban development minister K T Rama Rao on Thursday requested  Rs 1,189 crore from the centre for the loss suffered by the city.

It was also reported that KTR met Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi and explained the property loss faced by the city due the flooding.

The Hindu reported that Venkaiah Naidu called union ministers and explained the situation in both the states.

The ministers, he said, had assured to depute central teams to the flood-hit areas of the two States as soon as reports were received from the respective governments. 

A high power committee headed by Rajnath Singh would take a view on the quantum of assistance to be extended to the Telugu States once the central teams submitted their reports on the extent of losses.

KTR also met Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, requesting to withdraw the traffic blockage charges on Hyderabad Metro Rail by the Railway Board. He claimed that the Union Minister had accepted the request.

The roads in the city faced severe damage due to the flood, with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, estimating that around Rs 60 crore would be needed to relay around 200 kilometres of roads that have been damaged. 

Around 3,000 cars and 5,000 bikes were also damaged and five buildings collapsed during the rains.

The Times of India reported that over 10,000 small units along the low-lying industrial belt of Quthbullapur, Dulapally , Jeedimetla, Cherlapally, Kukatpally and Balanagar, were completely ruined following the heavy rains and the fate of many daily wagers remained uncertain.

 

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