VISAKHAPATNAM: Rajya Sabha member T Subbarami Reddy requested the government to complete the multi-storeyed building, sponsored by PSUs, on KGH premises. Earlier, as chairman of the parliamentary committee on science, technology, environment and forests, Subbarami Reddy initiated the project for a super-speciality multi-storey building at KGH.
Reddy said that on his appeal, the ONGC announced Rs 15 crore, GAIL Rs 10 crore, BHEL Rs 15 crore, NMDC Rs 10 crore, Rs 5 crore each by NPCL, NTPC, HPCL-VR, VPT and RINL under CSR. He asked the government to utilise all the funds for the project.
On the exclusive railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters, Subbarami Reddy said that he had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha and Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had to give a clarification. He also said that the Congress would fight against the proposal to privatise HSL. He also asked the NDA government to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh.
Former PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that the TDP government had failed to fulfil its poll promises. To protest against the failures of the TDP government, the Congress decided to observe March 31 as ‘TDP Praja Vanchana Dinam’. At all the mandal and district headquarters the Congress party would stage protests, he added.