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Updated: May 4, 2012 09:19 IST

Mayor wants lollipops and illegal hoardings removed

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City Mayor Mohammad Majid Hussain at the GHMC Headoffice in Hyderabad Photo: Nagara Gopal
The Hindu City Mayor Mohammad Majid Hussain at the GHMC Headoffice in Hyderabad Photo: Nagara Gopal

Wants status report to be submitted within a fortnight

Mayor Majid Hussain directed the advertising wing officials to remove the lollipops on the road medians within a week, as also illegal hoardings. He wanted a status report to be submitted to the standing committee within a fortnight.

Talking to presspersons after the committee meeting on Thursday, Mr. Hussain expressed his unhappiness over the inordinate delay in clearing the tenders and other works despite being approved months ago.

“The GHMC Commissioner and the standing committee are being misled by the officials about the status of several works. This won't be tolerated,” he said.

The Mayor specially mentioned the hydraulic ladders cleared nine months ago but yet to be purchased as an example. Another issue was removing the lollipops and illegal hoardings for which resolutions were passed long time ago.

Precise list of the properties owned by the municipal corporation is also to be submitted by the Estates wing in the next 15 days since only 101 properties other than markets or shopping complexes of the 272 have been identified and eviction notices issued. The list should be submitted to all corporators, he said.

Mr. Hussain suggested hiring of retired surveyors for identifying the missing properties. He also expressed surprise over the hold up commissioning of the RDF garbage to power plant despite GHMC releasing its share of funds and called for a report as also the modern slaughterhouses. Centralised tenders were suggested for repairing the 74 stagnation points to complete the works before the rains set in.

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This is certailnly an excellent move if implemented.The hoardings and lollipops appear to have invaded our city so much so that they are blocking fresh air,sunlight and obstructing the view of the sky.The distraction it causes to the motorists and bikers have ben proved time and again.The danger it poses during monsoon season has aslo been proved.I wonder if GHMC has sold themselves to the hoarding mafia for a paltry revenue to the exchequere and hefty sums to the officials?

from:  Dilip Rampershad
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 09:42 IST

To me this would be a very good decision. The reason is that my nephew
met with an accident and lost his right arm, because of this lollipop
boards in the middle of the road. It is too dangerous and is not safe
to the bikers. These lollipops should be immediately removed. Let not
other children/men suffer like my nephew.

from:  Rohini
Posted on: May 4, 2012 at 16:15 IST

Way to go, Mr. Mayor. More power to you. You will make mistakes along
the way, but let those not deter you.

from:  Dr. Ravi Shankar
Posted on: May 4, 2012 at 14:40 IST
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