MA&UD Minister KTR held a review meeting with chairpersons and senior officials of Urban Development Authorities (UDAs) in the state. Minister opined that the cities will play a major role in the growth story of Telangana in the future.

Minister stated that 43% of the state’s population today lives in cities and the number would increase to 50% in the future. He instructed the officials to prepare detailed master plans for each of the UDAs keeping future development and increasing population in mind.

The UDAs should ensure revenue is mobilized from available sources to fund the various development activities being planned, said Minister KTR.

Minister asked the officials to prepare a detailed report on the land banks within UDA limits in the state. Minister said that the HDMA has been implementing innovative schemes and asked the officials of Urban Development Authorities to emulate HMDA best practices.

Minister asked the officials to include details related to the green and industrial zone, water bodies, development of suburban areas in the master plans.

During the meeting, Minister stated that the government had recently announced the LRS program for all the new municipalities in the state and the officials should act tough on illegal layouts.

MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, UDA chairpersons Marri Yadava Reddy (Warangal), GV Rama Krishna Rao (Karimnagar), Ravinder Reddy (Siddipet), Prabhakar Reddy (Nizamabad) participated in the meeting.