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Hyderabad: Now, drive to collect debris

Published Nov 14, 2019, 3:32 am IST
Updated Nov 14, 2019, 3:32 am IST
The civic body Commissioner said that nearly 235 metric tonnes of waste material was collected during the recent special drive.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)

Hyderabad: After successfully conducting a 10-day special drive to collect scrap, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is to embark on a drive to collect debris from every household.

That apart, the civic body has decided to lay special focus on tourist spots and implementation of 24-hour sanitation facilities.


Corporation Commissioner Mr DS Lokesh Kumar said that in order keep tourist spots clean, they would engage a private agency for upkeep of sanitation. He said a few spots will be handed over on a pilot basis and based on the performance, their services will be utilised in the remaining places.

The civic body Commissioner said that nearly 235 metric tonnes of waste material was collected during the recent special drive. He said bolstered thus, they are planning to take up a special circle-wise drive on debris, which could
later be made ward-wise.

Mr Kumar also briefed about various other subjects.

Development of slip roads: Following instructions from the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Ministry, and as a move aimed at easing traffic flow, GHMC has identified parallel routes/stretches of up to 100kms in the city, which will be made available for commuters by February.

As a first step towards achieving a better traffic flow, they will remove  small bottlenecks along the route.

DPR has been prepared with an outlay of Rs 200 crore, which has been earmarked for developing these internal and parallel roads like laying roads, providing amenities and signage, among other things.

Maintenance of main roads of up to 709 kms by private agencies and for a five-year period with an outlay of Rs 1,800 crore is in an advanced stage, which is the tender process. It will be funded by the government. As of now, the GHMC’s annual expenditure on maintenance of roads is around Rs 900 crore.

Double Bed Rooms: Out of the proposed construction of one lakh houses in GHMC, till now 49,000 2BHK  houses  are nearing completion and the remaining target will be completed in the stipulated period.

JNNURM houses that have left over will be  allotted to the beneficiaries, shortly.

Rupee term loans:  GHMC has received permission to raise up to Rs 2,500 crore. As the rate of interest for bonds is more, GHMC is opting to go in for term loan as they could save on interest and there is a twoyear moratorium.

Although, as of now around Rs 9,000 crore worth works have been sanctioned, only works to the tune of Rs 300 crore will be on because of limited machinery at the disposal of GHMC contractors.

Transfer stations: In the recent festivals, a lot of garbage has been generated. A day after the festival around 8,200 metric tonnes of garbage was lifted by the GHMC.

The garbage in 14 of 18 transfer stations was shifted immediately to Jawahar Dumping Yard while dryness is  maintained in transfer stations.

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