Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain declared that fogging operations for mosquito control would be taken up in every division from Saturday even as the GHMC tries to battle the continuing mosquito menace. It has procured 20 new portable fogging machines in addition to the 134 existing ones.

The machines were formally handed over to the Entomology Wing by the Mayor in the presence of GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu and Additional Commissioner (Health & Sanitation) L. Vandan Kumar on Friday.

Earlier in the day, the Mayor and the Commissioner addressed a meeting of corporators. Mr. Hussain wanted all open grounds to be developed as playgrounds and even converted into parks if sufficient water was available. Mr. Krishna Babu said the SAAP was willing to sponsor Rs. 2.1 crore per stadium in each constituency.

All Deputy Commissioners will periodically inspect open spaces and burial grounds to check for encroachments. A feasibility study will be conducted to construct a multi-level parking at Old Jail Khana under PPP mode.

The Mayor asked the GHMC Commissioner to order a vigilance enquiry on irregularities of the town planning wing in LB Nagar wing and submit a report.

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