Hyderabad: Citing discrepancies in the functioning of sweeping machines, the GHMC has decided to instal sensors on their brooms to track them through GPS devices.
A survey conducted by the civic body in April revealed that the machines, which were supposed to sweep 60 km per day, were not even sweeping 30 km.
The GHMC has issued showcause notices to assistant medical officers of health (AMoH) and sought a written explanation.
The machines have been trundling on city roads at speed, only to reach their daily distance targets. They are either sweeping with a single broom or not at all.
In order to curb this, the corporation has decided to instal sensors which will switch on the GPS device only when broom touches the road. The corporation would take only the swept roads into account and not the distance travelled.
If private agencies fail to achieve the targets, the AMoHs who have been supervising them will be penalised and the agencies will be blacklisted. Highly-placed sources in the GHMC said that the machines were sweeping only the lane adjacent to the divider. Most of the machines which were supposed to work for 10 hours were working only for three.
“More than 60 per cent bills are fake. Due to the negligence of the GHMC, private agencies and ground-level staff have been swindling the corporation of crores of rupees” they said. A senior GHMC official said it was the duty of the vehicle owner to check the condition of brooms installed on the vehicle....