Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has embarked on a 10-day special drive to pick up debris dumped on the roadside and at public places from Novem-ber 20 to 29.
After conducting a comprehensive survey, the authorities came to the conclusion that lower rung officials were not paying attention to the construction and demolition (C&D) waste deposited at public places and waysides. It has also come to their notice that officials were not even penalising those who were dumping the waste illegally.
The Hyderabad C&D Waste Pvt. Ltd (HCDWPL), concessionaire for GHMC’s C&D project, said that no pick-up slips are being generated by the concerned authorised officials (assistant medical officers of health) due to which the 25-tonne vehicles engaged by them were lying idle. It may be noted that field functionaries are to take responsibility to re-heap smaller quantities of debris lying at inaccessible points to constitute heaps of a reasonable size to be lifted by HCDWPL’s vehicles.
Citing negligence at the ground level, the corporation decided to conduct a special drive for the collection of debris by all zonal commissioners. GHMC commissioner, D.S. Lokesh Kumar, instructed zonal commissioners to ensure that their designated officials should ensure re-heaping of smaller dumps at designated points, raise pick-up slips and post updates of issued pickup slips in the C&D group by evening everyday to enable the HCDWPL lift the debris to achieve the objective.
“All zonal commissioners of GHMC are hereby directed to personally prepare the plan, monitor and submit report on a daily basis,” GHMC commissioner added.
The GHMC will only pick up the debris it notices. There is no option for residents to call the corporation staff to specific points....