Hyderabad: Overiding strong opposition from locals, the GHMC decided on Saturday to go ahead with the construction of a permanent garbage transfer station at Nallagandla.
The decision was taken at a meeting between residents, public representatives and GHMC officials.
According to a 2010 layout approved by the erstwhile Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (Huda), the land was meant for a park. Over the years, many apartments have come up around the site.
“The GHMC has encroached upon a park without taking permission from either the Pollution Control Board or the residents which is mandated as per the Swach Bharath Manual,” said Mr Uma Mahesh, a resident.
The GHMC plans to clean the area and build a park. It will use a small part of the land to construct a ramp for Swacch autorickshaws to dump wet waste into a compost pit. The dry waste will be segregated and sold to recyclers.
A dehumidifier and seven-feet wall are to be built to minimise the stench and particulate matter fly-offs, an official said. Garbage will be transported at night after lying at the site for a few hours, said GHMC zonal commissioner D. Harichandana.
A local, Mr Vivek Anand, said residents were planning to move the High Court on the matter....