All the zonal and circle offices of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which are scattered across the city and suburbs in different locations would soon be networked with video conferencing facility.

GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar has taken a decision on linking all the five zonal and 18 circle level functioning with the head office to ensure access and work has been initiated to set up the required infrastructure.

“Our functioning at 18 different locations will be linked and the right model to suit our requirements are being finalised,” he said. When in place, it will help the civic body in having a quick interaction between officers operating in different zones and circles but saves travel time.

“Our personnel working in Patancheru or Gachibowli travel a couple of hours to reach here and spend the same time to return,” he said.

Biometric attendance

The municipal corporation has also decided to introduce biometric attendance system at all its offices covering the entire staff, regular employees and also the outsourced workers.

“We want to streamline the working hours and staff movement to ensure more productive output for citizens,” he said.

New contact number

GHMC would soon be launching a new phone number, 21111111, for citizens to contact the civic body call centre to log in their complaints and grievances. It would be in addition to the present call centre number -155304.

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