Government-Cement Firms Talks Muddy

Published: 20th October 2015 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2015 06:56 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:The state government has requested the cement companies to supply each bag of cement for less than Rs 250 for white topping of roads proposed in the city and also for other massive civil works proposed in the state.

Industries minister Jupally Krishna Rao and IT minister KT Rama Rao held discussions with the representatives of various cement manufacturing companies at the Secretariat here on Monday. While the ministers wanted the companies to supply cement at a rate lesser than Rs 250 per bag, the representatives said they would discuss  and get back later. Initially, the cement companies quoted Rs  280 per bag, but later came down to Rs 250. However, the government wanted the price lesser than Rs 250 a bag. With this, talks remained inconclusive on Monday. The current market price of cement bag ranges from Rs 300 to Rs 350.

The ministers wanted the representatives of cement units in Telangana to supply cement for white topping of roads and other civil works in the state.

The white topping technology was first tried out on Road No 10, Banjara Hills. White topping technology for roads was very cost effective and sustainable.

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