Drones to be used to identify potholes on village roads: CM

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu advised the officials to improve communication and information system in villages  by arranging public radio system at village centres. Reviewing the functioning of real time governance at secretariat, the Chief Minister said the public radio system will help to alert people in case of natural calamities.

Later reviewing the functioning of e-Pragati, the Chief Minister said storing data plays key role in development programmes. He asked the officials to update the CM dash board to serve people in real time more efficiently.

Expressing happiness over Tirupati and Vijayawada cities found place in top 10 cities in the country, the Chief Minister said Visakhapatanm city lost the opportunity due to some technical problems. He said officials should make efforts to convert Andhra Pradesh as most liveable state. He said technology should be used provide world class facilities and to prevent pollution in cities.

Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar said drones would be used to identify pot holes on rural roads. He said mapping of 70,000 km rural roads would be taken up through drones. He said free wifi facility would be provided at 4000 identified places in urban areas and 27,093 places in rural areas. HE said virtual class rooms will be completed by September. The Chief Minister said the fiber net and content corporation works should be completed as per schedule.

CMO secretaries Sai Prasad, Girija Sankar, Rajamouli, IT secretary Vijay Anand, Real Time governance CEO Babu A, IT advisor J Satyanarayana, Content corporation CEO Kartik and other officials were present.

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