Srinivasa Rao Katari

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Srinivasa Rao Katari
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Occupation:Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
Education:MCA, Nagarjuna University
Address:407 b-block,NDR estates, Khailashnagar, Chanda Nagar post, Hyderabad, AP 500050.

Katari Srinivasa Rao is popularly known as ‘CBIT Srinivas’ among the Hyderabad citizens. He is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology (CBIT) and has remained a perennial student's favorite among the faculty. Over the past decade he emerged as Andhra Pradesh’s leading opinion-maker and civil society activist on several critical public issues, especially on traffic-and-public transportation and municipal administration.


Early life

He has a BA, MCA from Nagarjuna University, and is pursuing Phd from Nagarjuna University. He lives with Wife and two kids. His wife works as lab technologist who has M.Sc degree in clinical Micro Biology. He has two kids who go to primary school.

Political involvement


He marshaled hundreds of volunteers in the landmark Campaign for Integrated Transport Improvement (CITI) in twin cities. The campaign included a highly effective advocacy and grassroots awareness campaign for traffic and public transportation reforms in the twin cities. His efforts also resulted in restricting and banning unsafe hoardings on roads. The significant improvements brought about by this campaign were: introduction of link buses and combi passes for MMTS, construction of foot-over-bridges at nodal junctions, streamlining of bus stops and bus bays, etc.


He also coordinated and led arguably India’s most detailed and intensive voter list verification campaign in the Sanatnagar area, covering nearly two lakh voters. This was conducted as a part of the National Campaign for Electoral Reforms (NCER). His campaign has become a gold standard acknowledged by the Election Commission of India; it led to major improvements in voter enrollment and verification, transparency and accessibility of electoral rolls, especially via internet. A lot has been done but a lot more needs to be done in this field.

HUDA Building Regularization

On behalf of millions of ordinary and middle-class families across the state, Srinivasa Rao is leading the multi-pronged fight for justice in the Building Penalization/Regularization Scheme (BPS/BRS) issue. He led successful people’s movements against irregularities in the auctioning of HUDA lands and property registration charges.

MCH Activism

He also spearheaded informed, collective citizens’ initiatives for improvement of civic amenities in MCH, Qutbullapur and Serlingampally regions along with greater transparency, accountability and efficacy in city-level government. He is presently leading the citizens’ anti-corruption movement in the city.

Loksatta party

He served as the Secretary of Loksatta, Ranga Reddy District, and is the Vice President of GHMC Loksatta Party.


  • Interview [1]
  • On TDP's allegation [2]
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