The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has geared up plans to mop up the post-festival waste generated to keep the city clean with 215 additional vehicles and personnel kept ready from Saturday afternoon onwards.

Different kinds of vehicles including excavators, six tonner, 10 tonner and 25 tonner capacity trucks will be on the roads to pick up the animal waste and other material from different parts of the city. Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain said on Thursday that he would personally be monitoring the cleaning operations through the off-site real time monitoring system through posting of photographs of the work.

In a meeting with Additional Commissioner (Health & Sanitation) L. Vandan Kumar on the garbage cleaning up operations for Bakrid, the Mayor wanted responsibilities to be fixed individually to the assistant medical officers and sanitary supervisors concerned so that the there is no laxity in the works.

Bus service

Mr. Hussain also stated that the APSRTC had agreed to begin bus service from his Ahmednagar division to Secunderabad very soon. Three bus shelters are also to be constructed in the area — Ahmedia Hotel, Nayee Basthi and another one at Khaja Mention Function Hall, Masab Tank. Tendering process is under way and construction is likely to commence soon, an official spokesperson said.

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