Who is Dr Thota Chandrasekhar, the likely president of AP unit of BRS?

Who is Dr Thota Chandrasekhar who is likely to become the Andhra Pradesh unit of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi

Who is Dr Thota Chandrasekhar, the likely president of AP unit of BRS?

HYDERABAD: Who is Dr Thota Chandrasekhar who is likely to become the Andhra Pradesh unit of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi?

Here are the details of the successful bureaucrat.

He served as Municipal Commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation from 1997 May - 2000 May. He transformed the Thane City, which is a satellite city of Mumbai which was notorious for underworld activities, unauthorized constructions and unplanned development, into a planned, clean and beautiful city in just three years period. The city, which used to be highly congested with slums, encroachments and unauthorized constructions, under his stewardship as Commissioner has metamorphosed into clean and beautiful city. He demolished more than 20 thousand unauthorized constructions and encroachments ruthlessly despite of tremendous pressure from vested interests and politicians to give a shape to the city. About 150 kms narrow roads have been widened and developed by removing thousands of slums and encroachments. Thane City prior to 1997 was in a chaotic condition due to heavy traffic congestion and most polluted due to industries and vehicular pollution. Due to the developmental projects undertaken by the Commissioner the city is decongested with smooth traffic flow and became a clean and beautiful city. About 15 lakes in Thane City, which became the slum pockets and dumping grounds, have been cleaned and conserved. About 20 major projects were implemented to give a shape to the city. All the 150 kms roads have been planted with avenue tree plantation. A 100 MLD water supply scheme was constructed in a short period to solve the water scarcity problem of the city. Garbage collection has been improved by involving different techniques. Due to the strident efforts of the Commissioner Thane City has become a clean and beautiful city in a short span and achieved "Clean City A ward" given by HUDCO - Government of India, in the year 2000. When he was transferred from Thane the whole city has observed three days Bandh in protest of his transfer.

As Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, he implemented major infrastructure projects such as Mumbai Urban Transport Project, Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project, Mumbai Metro Rail Project etc. to improve the infrastructure of Mumbai, which is also the financial and commercial Capital of India. He also built 50,000 houses to rehabilitate projected affected people in a record time of 18 months.

He bagged second time Clean City Award for Nagpur city also in 2002. For the year 2002, Nagpur city is accredited with Clean City award by HUDCO. - Government of India, for the transformation he brought in Nagpur city during 2000 - 2002. He has given a total facelift to the Second Capital of Maharashtra in a short span of two years.

Dr. T. Chandra Shekhar is hailing from Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh belongs to Indian Administrative Service of 1987 batch. He did his post graduation in M.Sc., from Andhra University. He did his Doctorate in from Mumbai University. In his 21 years service in IAS he worked in various positions in Maharashtra. He worked as the Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) till August 2007. Prior to that he worked in MMRDA as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner and Project Director, Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) MMRDA from October 2002 to June 2005. During his tenure in MMRDA he gave major impetus to Mumbai infrastructure by undertaking several infrastructure projects.

He Worked as Nagpur Municipal Commissioner from 2000 – 2002. He transformed Nagpur City in to one of the clean and beautiful city in Maharastra and he got many awards for his outstanding work as Nagpur Municipal Commissioner.

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