Civic body fails to lift garbage in Hyderabad

1,600 removed workers were called back to work

Hyderabad: The sanitation staff of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is repeatedly failing to lift garbage on a regular basis in Serilingampally and Gachibowli, and the problem has worsened after the festival days.

Workers often turn up once in two days, and sometimes after a few days. After Diwali festival, GHMC workers were not to be seen for days, said Sudharshanagar colony resident E. Ramesh. The area falls under Serilingampally. They clean the areas near the main road and ignore the entire colony. Fact is also that there is a shortage of workforce. “Where four people are required, only two are available,” said a woman on the corporation's outsourced work, Sulochana.

At present, 2,700 workers and 31 sweeping machines are working on the ground to clean the city. After Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao's recent order, 1,600 removed workers were called back to work and efforts were made to clean the city regularly, a senior health and sanitation official of GHMC said.

“After lodging complaints through the grievance redressal system, or after direct complaint and phone call, they clean a few lanes. Finally, there is no way other than paying from our pocket to private garbage lifters to keep the area clean, said a resident of Indranagar Colony under Gachibouli limits, Vinay Kumar.

“Complaints are lodged from August but I have been receiving a message that reads, 'Grievance is resolved', which doesn't make any sense to me,”said M.N. Reddy, a senior citizen and NCC urban resident of Gachibowli.

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