Hyderabad: The 100-day action plan for the city taken up by the municipal administration’s department ends in June. The results, however, are not wholly satisfactory for any of the agencies, be it GHMC, HMDA or the Water Board though much work appears to have been done.
Right from desilting nalas for the upcoming monsoons to layout permissions, many of the action plans will miss their deadline. It should be noted that no major project for the city was implemented in the 100-day action plan except for routine brush-ups.
Works are being executed at an extremely slow pace in every circle. Even the twin-bin distribution is incomplete. Taxpayers are not interested in initiatives like applications or portals — they are concerned about basic civic amenities like garbage disposal, road repairs, construction permissions and water and sewerage issues.
Mr S. Srinivasa Rao Ayyala of Lalapet said, “The residential area of Krishnanagar has being used for dumping hazardous scrap material on bulk basis. Since January 13, 2016, all types of garbage and industrial waste lifted from various places are being dumped in our colony. We brought the situation to the notice of GHMC commissioner and addressed the same to minister K.T. Rama Rao. I received a message from the minister through Twitter that the problem would be looked into, however the issue remains same. The 100-day agenda had stated all vulnerable garbage points would be eliminated, has GHMC forgotten our colony?”
Mr George Jacob Palamootil said, “Water would be supplied to us by the Water Board every fourth day for one hour, when we would collect and store it for the other days. But for the past one year water is either not supplied on the prescribed days or the supply is too less.”
We are not able to collect even 500 litres of water. We are paying
Rs 242.50 per month. In spite of complaints made to the department, from the bottom-most level to the chairman, no action has ben taken. Whenever online complaints are made, we get false assurances and water is supplied for one or two days, and then it goes back to zero level.”
About road conditions, Mr Sai Kiran Burla said that were many damaged and irregular bumps on Mohannagar, Balaji Colony Road No. 7, near Nagole.
“It is very difficult to drive and there are high chances of accidents on the turns. Moreover, there are schools nearby that area and autos ferrying children are facing problems at the turnings. About four-six months back there was a lot of digging and because of rain harvesting work towards Musi, but after that nobody closed the holes properly. People can’t even walk through that path. It is very difficult especially at night.”
With less than a week left for the completion of the 100-day action plan, the municipal agencies need to seriously increase their speed of operations. Though they have finished over 60 per cent of the works, it will be toughto meet the deadline — if the current pace continues....