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    The Chief Minister of Telangana, A Revanth Reddy, had several important meetings with central ministers in New Delhi on Friday. One of the issues discussed was the transfer of Defence land and the release of funds for the development of backward regions in the state.

    During his meeting with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Revanth Reddy requested 0.21 hectares of Defence land for the construction of a skywalk at Rythu Bazar in Mehdipatnam to ease traffic congestion. He informed the Defence Minister that the skyway construction was almost complete, but the Mehdipatnam stretch was delayed due to the transfer of Defence land.

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    Rajnath Singh expressed his willingness to expedite the process. Revanth Reddy also asked the Defence Minister to transfer 83 acres of Defence land for the construction of a six-lane elevated corridor and a 11.3 km corridor with entry and exit ramps. Additionally, he requested the transfer of 56 acres of land for the construction of an 18.3 km elevated corridor.

    In another meeting, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy met with UPSC Chairman Manoj Soniki to discuss conducting competitive exams in a fair and transparent manner. The government had promised to fill 2 lakh jobs by December 2024 and wanted to implement new procedures and methods in the recruitment process through TSPSC. The UPSC Chairman assured to provide training to the TSPSC Chairman and staff.

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    During his meeting with the Union Finance Minister, Revanth Reddy urged her to release pending funds of Rs1,800 crore to Telangana from 2019-20 to 2023-24 under the Backward Areas Development Programme. He also requested the release of Rs2,233.54 crore from the 15th Finance Commission and separate funds for the development of Hyderabad city.

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