A strategic plan to decentralize Telangana state has been unveiled by the Telangana Government under the leadership of Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. With Hyderabad placed as the central hub, this initiative’s major aim is to divide the state into three distinct zones. The first zone encompasses the city within the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the second spans the region between the ORR and the proposed Regional Ring Road (RRR), and the third covers areas beyond the RRR.
The Governor also signified the importance of Hyderabad district not only as the state capital but its pivotal role in revenue source contribution to the state’s welfare and development of underprivileged sections. She acknowledged the city’s financial strength, attributing it to the progressive measures taken by previous Congress-led governments. Notable developments such as IT infrastructure, Metro Rail, Shamshabad Airport, and the comprehensive Outer Ring Road were credited to the visionary policies of these administrations.
The Governor lamented the unrealized potential of the Information Technology and Investment Region (ITIR) project announced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in 2013. Expressing a commitment to revive Hyderabad’s past glory, the government has initiated an action plan to rejuvenate the Musi River and transform its catchment area into a zone for employment generation.
In line with the broader vision, the government aims to propel comprehensive development in all directions, leveraging the city’s historical strengths. Efforts are made in order to retrieve earlier developmental projects and to plan future initiatives. This commitment is evident in the launch of the action plan for the Musi River and the determination to replicate the successes of earlier administrations.
The government’s aim is to strengthen Hyderabad’s outlook and regain its position as an important economic and technological hub.