The chief minister also decided to allow free transportation of sand by locals of river bank villages.
During a review on sand supplies in the state at the camp office on Friday, the CM asked the officials to make the joint collectors responsible to clear the bulk requests. He asked officials to improve sand availability.
The CM said no one should complain that stocks are getting evaporated within minutes of opening the portal. He also cleared the proposal to allow the public to book sand through village and ward secretariats.
“Bulk orders related to the government works and projects should be routed to the joint collector through department superintending engineer,” said Jagan. He said that sand should be supplied only from the depots and rate should be uniform in the assembly segment. The chief minister asked the officials to see that the portal remained open from 12 pm to 6 pm every day.
The CM said that people residing close to small rivers and streams can take sand stock for their own construction activity.