GHMC is proposing to begin household segregation of domestic waste into dry and wet garbage in 20 select colonies from the Independence Day onwards. Carriages of tricycles collecting household waste from every doorstep are to be modified into two sections to collect both kinds of garbage.

Later, the household domestic garbage collector can sell the dry waste to the franchise counters of manufacturers to be provided at different centres of the twin cities for recycling, said Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu on Tuesday. He pointed out that segregation was more hygienic to the garbage collector as he usually collects dry and wet mixed garbage.

At a meeting with the Federation of Colony Welfare Associations, the Commissioner said preference for taking up development works would be given to colonies ready to implement the 100 per cent domestic waste segregation and the two-bin system. Five hundred more garbage bins are to be provided in addition to the 4,000 ones.

He also requested the associations to help identify open spaces in their respective localities to dump debris from where the municipal corporation can lift. Various initiatives are being taken to improve the quality of services to the citizens by minimising contact with the offices, he said assured that an improvised call centre to receive grievances would be put in place in the next 60 days. A special team is also being formed to look into the grievance redressal system.

Road works

Work on identifying and improving alternate roads is on in view of the elevated metro rail works likely to commence soon so as to minimise inconvenience to commuters. Footpaths are to be improved all along the three routes of up to 71.16 km of the project and later in 50 km other roads where there was a high traffic density.

Traffic signals are also to be modernised with surveillance cameras at a cost of Rs.25 crore in 150 junctions and junction improvements are being planned to be taken up at 18 sites at a time.

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