Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday got four brand new Toyota Prados for his convoy. The CM’s convoy comprises two Toyota Prados and four Toyota Fortuners. These four Fortuners have been replaced by Prados. The ‘all-Prado convoy’ is considered to be the most expensive among all the CMs.
Sources in state government’s Intelligence and Security Wing which monitors the security of the CM and other VIPs, said that only two out of four Prados have been bullet-proofed.
Though the government kept the budget details of Prados confidential, sources revealed that each Prado was purchased for `88 lakh and another Rs 15 lakh was spent on bullet-proofing.
Special pujas were performed for the new vehicles at Yadadri temple on Wednesday after which Mr Rao came to the Secretariat in the new convoy. The existing convoy was black in colour. Mr Rao got the vehicles repainted white following suggestions from astrologers in Septe-mber 2014.
Earlier, in April this year, the security for the CM’s convoy was tightened with the addition of most advanced ‘bullet-proof fire fighter’ vehicle, at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore. The vehicle, which leads the convoy, can seat six police personnel armed with latest weapons.
The cost of one Toyota Prado in Hyderabad On Road Price is : ₹ 90.28 lakhs and bullet proofing a car get you a pretty exorbitant bill.
We are not sure why our Chief Ministers in India think that they can spend the tax payers money on things that are completely unnecessary and on superstitions they believe in.
The citizens are not paying their taxes so the political leaders can spend the same on their illogical belief’s of color codes as per stars, shifting a secretariat due to a bad VAASTU (Vaastu is an ancient Indian science of architecture which helps in making a congenial setting or a place to live). This is unacceptable.
The state of Telangana since its inception has been going through tough times with shortfall of rains, As on from 2nd June 2014 (State when new state was formed) till January 2015, 693 farmers have committed suicides. The official number is expected to be even higher.
Not a single stretch of road within the GHMC limits is two wheeler ride-able or a four wheeler drive-able beyond a kilometer stretch or two.
Even scheme announced right from a 2 bed-room flats to the poor, 24/7 electricity supply to the Haritha Haaram (Planting Saplings across the state 40 crores as per their plans) has just been an eye wash.
With such a poor monsoon this year, farmer suicides will go up, water shortages will result in electricity shortage, power outages and the common man is scheduled to be suffering right around the corner.
However , for The Chief Minister of Telangana KCR, the post is just about maintaining a status than about responsibility.
News about Prado & Prado PIC -Courtesy: DC