‘Not one unit of power produced by TRS initiated project’
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has ridiculed the linking of completion of Pulichintala Hydel Power Station with the ‘vision’ of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and asked if even one electrical unit of power was produced from any of the power projects started by TRS Government?
In a statement here, he said the TRS Government or the Chief Minister did nothing for the Pulichintala hydel power project. “It was conceived, approved and initiated by the previous Congress Government. It has become a habit for KCR to take credit for almost everything done in the State and blaming the Congress for whatever not done in the State,” he said.
Mr. Reddy said that Pulichintala hydel power project got environmental clearances on June 9, 2005 and forest clearances on October 20, 2006. The final approval was given on April 25, 2007. Significant portion of the work was completed before Telangana was formed.
He also pointed out that the BHEL had commissioned the first unit of 30 MW in December 2016 and now the second unit is ready. The other two units are scheduled for commissioning in August and October this year. “But KCR is giving an impression as if his government has completed the entire project in one year. He has excelled in the art of taking credit for others’ achievements,” he said.
Initiated by Congress
Mr. Reddy said the TRS Government has failed to add a single unit of power during the last three years from the projects that it had conceived and initiated and instead of taking steps to initiate and complete them on time, KCR has lined up launch of projects which were originally started during Congress regime.
Mr. Reddy ridiculed that the Chief Minister is presently confined to his palatial bungalow and is neither aware of what was happening in the State or even the State Secretariat.
His activity is limited to holding an hour long review meeting on some subject twice or thrice a week and issue a press release.