The second largest city in the Telangana, Warangal, which is also referred to as tri-city since it consists of three towns—Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet—will soon witness rapid growth, with the State government giving it approval for the Master Plan prepared by the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA).
The Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao signed the documents approving the Master Plan after a review meeting with Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Satyavathi Rathod and KUDA officials in Hyderabad.
Speaking at the meeting, the Minister said Warangal city would get a facelift soon with the approval of the Master Plan, and directed the officials to complete the 29 km-long Outer Ring Road against the total of 68 km, stating that it should be completed and kept ready for inauguration by June 2. The Minister also asked the officials to prepare proposals for Metro Rail along with Mono Rail.
Asserting that the State government was committed to developing Mamnoor airport, he said the Centre had also in-principle agreed for development of the airport. After enquiring with officials about the progress on ‘Smart City,’ Rama Rao directed them to construct 1,000 public toilets by Dasara and also to take steps to convert insanitary toilets into sanitary ones.
Speaking on the promises made by the Chief Minister, he asked the officials to complete 3,900 double bedroom houses (2BHK) on a war-footing. The 900 houses already constructed should be inaugurated soon, he said, and asked the officials to prepare alternative plans for construction of 800 houses where there was a dispute over land and other issues. “There is no dearth of funds for the construction of houses,” he said.
The first Master Plan for Warangal city was prepared in 1971 for jurisdiction area of 110 sq km under AP TP Act 1920. A new Master Plan was initiated and prepared in 2017-18 aiming at sustainable development of the entire region of 1,805 sq km up to 2041.
The Master Plan was prepared in harmony with Smart City, HRIDAY and AMRUT Schemes and considered Mega Textile Park. Plan was prepared with Extensive Public Consultation using modern Technology. Mass Transport System — Metro on lines of Hyderabad – 20 + km was incorporated in the plan. The plan was prepared anticipating three million population by 2041. It laid emphasis on conserving the city’s historic, archaeological and environmental aspects along with water bodies and roads while preparing the Master Plan.
The State government also formed a lake protection committee to protect more than 280 lakes and tanks under the KUDA limits.