Bengaluru: This Telangana Minister Has A Special Message For The Karnataka Govt

As heavy rain brought Bengaluru to a standstill, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao has sent out a message to those mocking the IT hub. He also said that every city has rapidly urbanized but its infrastructure has not been upgraded.

Telangana Minister’s appeal

Bengaluru is suffering from flooding in several areas as heavy rains lashed the city. The neighboring districts like Ramanagara have also witnessed a lot of damage. Visuals on social media show people in India’s Silicon Valley crossing streets using boats and tractors as the city continues to grapple with waterlogging.


As visuals of flooding play out on television screens, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao has sent out a message to those mocking the IT hub and said “no Indian city is resistant to disastrous consequences of climate change”.

“To all those who are mocking the water-logged Bengaluru: Our cities are our primary economic engines driving the States’/Country’s growth With rapid urbanization & sub-urbanization, infrastructure is bound to crumble as we haven’t infused enough capital into upgrading the same,” tweeted the Telangana minister and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s son.

“No Indian city (including my state’s capital city) today is immune to the disastrous consequences of climate change. If India has to continue to grow, we need well-laid, concerted capital allocations of Union & State Govts combined into radical improvement in infrastructure,” he added.


Urban planning

KTR further said that India needs bold reforms in urban planning and governance.

Calling for radical steps to address these issues, he said, “We need bold reforms in urban planning & governance. Get away from a conservative mindset & think radical. Clean Roads, Clean Water, Clean Air & Better Stormwater management systems are not hard to build.”

He said “some Bengaluru leaders” have “taunted” Hyderabad residents over similar situations in the past, but added that there is a need to “learn from each others’ experiences and show the might of collective will”.


“I am aware that some of friends in Hyderabad will not like what I said. Because in the past, we were taunted by some Bengaluru leaders in similar situations. But if we have to grow as a nation, we need to learn from each others’ experiences & show the might of collective will,” he tweeted.

KTR, the son of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, then suggested Puri, the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, to plan capital infusion, offering his help for a potential project.