KCR peps up corporators, asks them to focus on public services
Hyderabad: Stating that newly-elected GHMC corporators can make or mar Hyderabad city plans for a global image, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar asked them to focus on public services.
He also cautioned corporators to be careful of their behaviour, not indulge in corruption, not to be indifferent to people’s problems or be lethargic, and never allow their egos to become bloated.
Inaugurating a three-day training camp for the 150 GHMC corporators at Pragati Resorts on the city outskirts in association with ASCI Mr Rao gave them tips on have to achieve success in public life citing the ‘Siddipet experience’.
“Hyderabad should be ‘liveable and lovable’ city. Don’t let the record victory of 99 seats and single party rule in GHMC allow you to ignore public service. If people gave you a thumping majority, ignoring Congress, Majlis, TD etc, they can also dump you if you ignore civic amenities and behave carelessly,” the TRS chief said.
He added, “Even if you want to travel 10,000 km you start with a first step. There is nothing you can’t do. If you ensure 24 hour drinking water, power, clean roads, drainage system, a clean city, clean administration, why will they not vote you again? Your division is like your house. Ensure basic amenities and attend needs on priority.”
Asking them to develop a vision for Hyderabad, he told corporators to focus on three aspects, “What was Hyderabad? What is Hyderabad? And what should be Hyderabad?”
Mr Rao asked the corporators to set up locality-wise committees with all sections, especially women, and involve them in tree plantation drives, maintaining cleanliness and other programmes and also visit Nagpur and New Delhi to get first-hand knowledge of good civic practices in disposal of garbage, debris etc.
He cited the success story of Rio de Janeiro and how the city was transformed into a clean and green city with ban on littering and was able to attract tourists from across the gloge thanks to the determination and commitment of the locals.
Describing Hyderabad infrastructure as very poor for one crore population, Mr Rao said there are no proper vegetable and non-vegetarian markets, community halls, roads, drainage system, improper drinking water supply no graveyards etc, no parking space, no bus bays, no public toilets and a host of other civic problems. “I don’t know what the previous rulers had done, but the city situation is not good,” he said.