HYDERABAD: In what could be termed as "historic", Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao signed MoUs for the construction of five barrages in Mumbai this afternoon.
Both the Chief Ministers signed the related files and exchanged the MoUs copies at 10.55 am. The construction of five barrages will help farmers in backward areas in both the States. Of the five, the Maharashtra will construct two barrages and the Telangana State will construct three barrages.
Speaking to reporters later, Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis said: "with the signing of MoUs, both the states will flourish".
Telangana Chief Minister Rao said that around 2,300 tmc to 4,000 tmc Godavari water was going waste into sea every year.
Maharashtra, Telangana and AP should utilise these waters, Rao said. Rao later invited Fadnavis to come to Hyderabad.
"Telangana is a new state. We need your blessings. Come down to Hyderabad to taste Hyderabad biryani," Rao told Fadnavis.
Apart from two Chief Ministers, a battery of officials, Ministers from both the States were present at the meeting.
The technical details of the MoUs were awaited.
Meanwhile, TRS activists were preparing to give a rousing reception to Chandrasekhar Rao, for signing historic agreements with the Maharashtra. Rao is expected to arrive Hyderabad at 3 pm at Begumpet airport. TRS activists welcome Rao from Begumpet airport to camp office.