Encroachers near Andhra Pradesh CM’s bungalow get house sites – ET RealEstate

GUNTUR: In an attempt to widen the narrow road leading to chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s bungalow at Tadepalle, the Guntur district administration granted house sites to 283 families who were identified as encroachers of canal land.

The administration has also sanctioned houses under the YSR Jagananna housing project. The chief minister’s camp office road-widening will be taken up after evacuation of the families.

The CM had directed officials not to remove any of the dwellings located opposite his bungalow in Amarareddy Nagar in Tadepalle after taking over the reins of the state about two years ago. He also met some of the dwellers and promised them support and directed security personnel not to cause any trouble to the residents. However, senior police officials including from the intelligence wing convinced the chief minister of removing encroachments from the camp office road in view of growing security concerns.

With the road leading to the CM’s bungalow being only 30-feet-wide, cabinet ministers and senior officials face trouble in maneuvering their vehicles. Taking security and traffic reasons into consideration, the district administration decided to widen the road and sought the CM’s permission.

According to sources, the CM has given the green signal for evacuation after several rounds of discussions with officials. The CM also directed officials to grant two cents of land to all evacuees against one cent granted under the YSR Jagananna housing project and granted them additional compensation for rehabilitation.

All the dwellers are staying in thatched houses.

“We will give full support to the beneficiaries in completing the construction of their houses as they have been staying in thatched houses for several decades,” said Mangalagiri legislator Alla Ramakrishna Reddy.

He added that they would complete roads, drinking water facility and drainage in the colony before the completion of houses.



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