Bandi Sanjay alleges TRS govt diverted Smart City project funds

K M Dayashankar

MP alleges poor quality and unscientific Smart city works in Karimnagar


KARIMNAGAR: BJP state president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar has alleged that the state government has diverted the funds allocated for the Smart City works in Karimnagar and Warangal municipal corporations.

The BJP MP met Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi on Thursday and briefed him about the snail’s pace and unscientific execution of Smart City works in Karimnagar town. Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi bought the Smart City project for the development and beautification of the towns, he said that the TRS government was diluting the cause with its unscientific approach in taking up works.

He said that the Union government had released Rs 196 crore for the Smart city works and the state government had failed to contribute its share. On the other hand, the state government had diverted the funds, he said and added that the government had again released the funds only after he bought to the notice of officials during the Urban Development parliamentary standing committee meeting in Hyderabad recently.

He informed the Union Minister that the TRS government was taking up Smart city works only to benefit of contractors and siphon off their commission. There was no quality works in any of the Smart city works in Karimnagar town, he stated. Later, he met Smart City Project Director Kunal Kumar and briefed about the tardy and unscientific execution of Smart city works in Karimnagar.

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