Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu visited hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala on Friday morning.
Later he conducted surprise inspections in a few residential localities of Tirupati. He also interacted with the residents of the Scavengers Colony during the first leg of his visit.
In addition, Mr. Naidu directed all the officials to ensure drinking water supply is there in the area along with hygienic maintenance of the surroundings. Mr. Naidu also enquired about the problems faced by them.
He majorly stressed on the need for removal of slum areas. He also promised to construct independent houses and apartments for those with and without lands respectively.
En route to other localities such as Jeevakona, Rajiv Nagar and Kranthi Nagar, Mr. Naidu made an unscheduled halt on the TUDA office road. He also expressed displeasure over the unhygienic conditions in the area and the improper maintenance of the drains, which were blocked with waste material.
CM gave warning to all the officials. He said that "serious action will be taken for such negligence." He also directed the municipal authorities to levy fines on those failing to keep their surroundings clean.
Later addressing the media, Mr. Naidu said "would undertake more such visits. On welfare programmes. Proper implementation of schemes from Chandranna Bhima to pensions, would improve the livelihoods."
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BY M.DIVYA SRI