Bengaluru Rains: Telangana Minister KTR Calls For 'Bold Reforms' In Urban Planning

Bengaluru Rains: Telangana Minister KTR Calls For 'Bold Reforms' In Urban Planning

Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao on Monday, in a series of tweets, reacted to the waterlogging situation in Bengaluru and said that our cities are our primary economic engines driving the States’/Country’s growth.

With rapid urbanisation & sub-urbanisation, infrastructure is bound to crumble as we haven’t infused enough capital into upgrading the same, said KTR.

To all those who are mocking the water-logged Bengaluru:Our cities are our primary economic engines driving the States’/Country’s growthWith rapid urbanisation & sub-urbanisation, infrastructure is bound to crumble as we haven’t infused enough capital into upgrading the same

— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 5, 2022

KTR has urged Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister for Urban Affairs, to develop audacious urban planning and governance reforms to address the problems to tackle the challenges of rapid urbanisation.

“No Indian city (including my state’s capital city) today is immune to the disastrous consequences of climate change. If India has to continue to grow, we need well-laid, concerted capital allocations of Union & State Govts combined into radical improvement in infrastructure,” KTR added.

We need bold reforms in urban planning & governance. Get away from conservative mindset & thing radicalClean Roads, Clean Water, Clean Air & Better Storm water management systems are not hard to buildWe need capital infusion:urge @HardeepSPuri Ji to plan this & happy to help

— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 5, 2022 He said that “certain Bengaluru leaders” had in the past “taunted” citizens of Hyderabad over the same circumstances but it is important to “learn from each other’s experiences and display the force of collective will”.

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“I am aware that some of friends in Hyderabad will not like what I said. Because in the past, we were taunted by some Bengaluru leaders in similar situations. But if we have to grow as a nation, we need to learn from each others’ experiences & show the might of collective will,” he tweeted.

I am aware that some of friends in Hyderabad will not like what I said 👆Because in the past, we were taunted by some Bengaluru leaders in similar situationsBut if we have to grow as a nation, we need to learn from each others’ experiences & show the might of collective will

— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 5, 2022