Chittoor District collector meets unit heads of Sri City

Sri City, July 29, 2017:- Mr. P.S. Pradyumna, IAS, District Collector, Chittoor had a meeting with the managements of the industrial units in Sri City on Friday evening. Besides Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy, Founder Managing Director, Sri City, senior managers of all the companies attended the interactive session.

The representatives of the units brought to the notice of Collector a few issues related to improving road connectivity to Tirupati, ESI facility, enhancing water source, social infrastructure, etc.,

Reviewing the status Mr. Pradyumna stated that Chittoor district will emerge as an industrial hub as the state government is keen to develop Sri City – Srikalahasti zones, besides the other areas in the district. Citing that Sri City is an anchor point in the Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor, he said that the government took up the task of improving the road connectivity from Tirupati, and thus four-lane road between Kalahasthi-Tada and six-lane road between Tirupati – Naidupeta will be laid for drastically cutting down travel time.

Responding to a query regarding improvement of water sources, he, while appreciating the water conservation efforts of Sri City, offered government support in desilting the existing ponds for enhancing storage capacity.

For constructing an additional substation of 220 KV he promised to allot 10 acres government land near Cherivi. He said 5 acres will be allotted in the close vicinity, for building an ESI hospital.

Regarding the improvement of social infrastructure, including schools, colleges, parks etc., in the neighbouring towns, the collector mentioned that government has a plan of action on this, and added that as a part of it soon the Satyavedu polytechnic will be upgraded. Also, he promised to get ‘bridge schools’ sanctioned.

Appreciating the growth of industries in multi sectors in Sri City, he said that he would recommend to some of the government departments to purchase products, such as notebooks, food products, medical equipments etc.

He made an appeal to the investors to bring in some more companies to the district, and said to contact his office, in case of any difficulty.

Summing up the proceeding Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy mentioned, that for balancing in the educational infrastructure in the region, an ecosystem should be developed for setting up institutions from primary level to university level. Thanking the District Collector he said,”We are very grateful to the state government for the proactive approach towards improving ‘ease of business’.”