GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu on Friday pulled up authorities for the delay in taking up road repair works and said the tardy progress of existing works would not be tolerated. He also directed the heads of the government departments to take up responsibility and take up the repair works on priority.

A coordination meeting was conducted with senior officials of APCPDCL, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Roads and Buildings, National Highways, Hyderabad Metro Rail on road maintenance works.

GHMC has identified 2,240 damaged locations, of these repair works were being taken up in 1,231 locations. In total, repair works were taken up covering about 17 km out of the 54 km identified and the balance 36 km length is yet to be attended.

Expressing dismay over the quality of works, he instructed engineers to give constructive solutions and to monitor the works personally instead of depending on contractors only. Mr. Krishna Babu warned that he would make a surprise inspection along with the Principal Secretaries again next week and would initiate disciplinary action against officers, if any slackness was found.

All department heads were told to take up comprehensive stretch-wise road repairs. and furnish action taken reports of road repair works every alternate day. The Water Board officials were advised to submit estimates of sanctioned works in couple of days.

D. Ronald Rose, Additional Commissioner (Planning), N.V.S Reddy, HMR Managing Director, R. Dhan Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Manohar Babu, Director (Operations), HMWS&SB, Prasad, CGM, APCPDCL and officials from National Highways and R&B also participated in the coordination meeting, said a press release.

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