Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridor (HNIC) on the lines of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, covering a length of 585-km between Hyderabad and Nagpur.
The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur which is proposed as a multi-modal international cargo hub and Hyderabad which is a major IT and manufacturing destination.
On similar lines, the State government is keen to develop Warangal-Hyderabad Industrial Corridor. This sector will be covered with an existing rail line from Nagpur to Hyderabad and a road link from Hyderabad to Bhupalapatnam through an ongoing National Highway project. He sought the Centre to sanction both the projects, stating that they will have a significant impact on employment generation in the less developed region of the country and will lead to immense economic development.
In his memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister during a meeting in New Delhi, Chandrashekhar Rao said the Telangana government took up preliminary assessment of potential industrial corridors in Telangana State In his memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister during a meeting in New Delhi, Chandrashekhar Rao said the Telangana government took up preliminary assessment of potential industrial corridors in Telangana State with an objective to create a strong economic base, supported by a quality infrastructure that drives the investment climate and promote the economic development of the region. The proposed corridor can be designed to be connected through high-speed passenger and freight rail connectivity between Hyderabad and Nagpur and also by six/eight laning of the existing National Highway (NH) – 44 between Hyderabad and Nagpur.
About 50 km on either side of the road and rail corridor is considered as the immediate influence area. The project immediate influence area is well connected by air and also the proposed City Gas Distribution (CGD) network lines, which will be an added advantage for the HNIC, benefiting a combined population of 40 million in both Telangana and Maharashtra States. High impact and market-driven nodes are proposed to be identified along the corridor to provide transparent and investment-friendly policy/facility regimes under which integrated Investment Regions (IRS) and Industrial Areas (IAS) would be established.
These regions are proposed to be self-sustained industrial townships, road and rail connectivity for freight movement, reliable power, quality social infrastructure, and provide a globally competitive environment conducive for setting up businesses. Strongly pitching for the IPS cadre review in the State, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao sought an increase of senior duty posts from the existing 76 to 105 in view of formation of 33 new revenue districts as well as subsequent changes in police administrative reorganisation through Presidential Orders. The resultant increase in total IPS cadre will be from 139 to 195, he said in a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday.
The Chief Minister informed that the increase was sought in total cadre strength will be about 40 per cent against the usually permitted five per cent, but requested the Centre to treat the present IPS cadre review as an extraordinary case for approval.
“The allocation will help the posting of IPS officers as Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Zonal DIGSP and Multi Zonal IGSP in various territorial units. At present, these territorial units have no sanctioned cadre posts,” he said. The Chief Minister brought to the notice of Modi that around two years after its formation, to meet the aspirations of the people of Telangana, the State government had undertaken a major revamp of its district administrative set up by reorganising the then existing 10 districts in to 33 districts for better administrative convenience, efficient delivery of welfare and developmental programmes to people residing even in the remote areas.
Revising existing zonal system under Article 371-D had become necessary following the State formation, as it is aimed at avoiding injustices done to employees and aspirants for government employment. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had already issued notifications recognising the reorganised districts. The police administration has a special recognition unlike other departments in the notifications with 20 police districts and nine Police Commissionerates, in place of nine police districts and two police Commissionerates existed earlier.
On account of new administrative set up of police units, there is an imminent need to create new territorial posts in tune with the notifications of the Central government to fulfil statutory responsibilities as per Police Act, 1961. The earlier IPS cadre review for the Telangana was done by the MHA, in 2016, and a total of 76 Senior Duty Posts and resultant 139 total authorised posts were approved for the Telangana State. The State government has sent a proposal to MHA, for review of IPS cadre for Telangana for creation of various cadre posts in the State.
In the scenario after re-organisation, additional posts are required as territorial and critical posts as head of new districts, new zones and new multi-zones which are newly created. Hence, a bare minimum increase of 29 Senior Duty Posts, i.e., from existing 76 to 105, with resultant increase in total IPS cadre from 139 to that of 195, is being sought, as a special case, keeping in view the administrative requirement of the police department and for discharging responsibilities as per Police Act. Details of posts to be en-cadred, de cadred or requiring change in nomenclature have also been submitted to the MHA.