KTR works from home, reviews flood situation in Hyderabad
Twitter users wrote that this meeting reminded them of their ‘work from home’ days and commended him for working even with his injury.
HYDERABAD: Telangana IT and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao, who suffered a ligament tear in his ankle on July 22 and was advised bed-rest for three weeks, reviewed the situation of Hyderabad and many regions of the State, which were affected by heavy rains.
Minister KTR attended a video conference with officials from GHMC, Water Board and Municipal Department from his residence at Pragati Bhavan. He asked officials from all municipalities to work towards preventing the loss of life.
Twitter users wrote that this meeting reminded them of their 'work from home' days and commended him for working even with his injury.
KTR asked officials to focus on areas affected by heavy rains in Hyderabad city and other surrounding areas. He asked them to take preventive steps to control rains for the rest of the season. KTR also said that old buildings in the city should be demolished and people should be shifted. He said special attention should be given to culverts and bridges and said warning signs should be installed.
The officials were advised to coordinate with local police, irrigation, electricity, and revenue departments and undertake flood prevention measures in Hyderabad city and surrounding municipalities. The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration was asked to regularly monitor actions being taken by all municipalities and to focus on low-lying areas in the cities
KTR also asked the officials to repair damaged roads immediately after the rains recede.