Two weeks of dry weather yet road carpeting works are still to begin in many parts of the twin cities. Mayor Majid Hussain and GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu on Thursday blasted the engineering section for not taking up these works despite express instructions and release of necessary sanctions.
Even the sanitation work was not upto mark and this was no way to prepare for the forthcoming bio-diversity conference, they said and exhorted the entire staff to pull up their socks at a meeting attended by all the senior officers at the head office.
The Mayor was especially scathing on the executive engineers for sitting on files and laying the blame on the Zonal and Deputy Commissioners. The Commissioner said that altogether 840 k.m. roads were identified in the bus plying routes for taking up re-carpeting.
With regard to sanitation, Mr. Hussain pointed out that the city would be clean if the 22,000-odd staff worked properly for six hours in a day. The DCs were told to share the seven member sanitation groups with the corporators and the residential welfare associations concerned to ensure proper monitoring.
Since each sanitary supervisor has to check maintenance of just 10 bins, if any further negligence was noticed in their work , they would be replaced without any delay, warned Mr. Krishna Babu.
Payment of salaries to the sanitary staff should be prompt and suspensions would follow if there was any deliberate attempt in preventing the payments to be made on time.