Hyderabad: IT Minister K.T.Rama Rao has directed officials to ensure internet connectivity to every household in state, through Telangana Fibregrid project, by next December. In a related development, the government's plans received a big boost with Vijaya Bank coming forward with a loan of Rs 361 crore for the project.
Mr Rao said education and healthcare sectors in rural areas is expected to improve drastically with access to broadband connectivity.
In a review meeting held here on Wednesday, officials briefed him about the Centre's grant under BharatNet scheme that aims to provide broadband connectivity to all houses in rural areas. The minister said four villages in Maheshwaram mandal had been selected for technology demonstration for locals to see for themselves numerous advantages of new technology. Houses in these villages will get broadband connection by January 2018.
Mr. Rao also enquired about the progress of T-Hub 2, Image Tower and T Works projects. He instructed officials to prepare designs for T Works and complete the construction by May-end.
The minister sought information about land acquisition in Pharma City project and environmental clearances from Centre for it.
TRS chief believes neither BJP nor Congress would get numbers to rule.
Dr Laxman reminded the people that both JD(S) and Congress had lost seats and a decline in numbers when compared to the last elections.
They would also understand the party ideology.
They passed a resolution stating that they would follow the footsteps of Mr Srinivas if he takes a political decision.
For the eighth consecutive day since May 14, fuel prices have increased everyday, leading to resentment among motorists.
It increased from 28.5 in 2014 to 31.4 in 2016 in the rest of the country.
India stands at 24 globally in holding events, Hyderabad at 193.
The legal metrology department recently raided several malls in the city and registered around 120 cases and seized goods worth Rs 1 crore.
Most of the offenders had above 36 points of blood alcohol content (BAC).
The victim, Selva Kumar, 50, was carrying the cash to make payments to his business clients in Hyderabad.
Siddharth Mani took to social media to say, I was given my fifth preference which is nearly 3,000 km away.
Police recovered 11 cell phones worth Rs 1.5 lakh from them. They used to sell the stolen at cheap rates in the black market.