Efforts on to develop some stretches as model roads, says GHMC Commissioner

Filling of potholes and repairs of damaged stretches has been taken up on priority basis for the last four days and a comprehensive restoration work would be taken up after October, GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said here on Monday.

Speaking to presspersons after the weekly ‘Prajavani’ programme, he said the exercise to develop some stretches as model roads on pilot basis would be taken up after roping in the traffic police on managing the vehicular movement along them. Latest technologies were also being explored for the purpose.

Coordinated effort

“Given the dry weather in the last few days, we are attending to the damaged roads,” he said, adding that in a coordinated effort with other departments, the causes for damage of roads in different parts were also being studied.

Old structures

The drive against old and unsafe structures was also continuing and Mr. Krishna Babu said of the 654 identified dilapidated buildings, 361 were pulled down.

Notices were issued to the others and necessary action would be initiated accordingly.

Special focus was also put on protecting public spaces and compound walls were already set up for more than 700 parks.

Festivals

For the festivals of Bonalu and Ramzan, the GHMC has already started the work on removal of debris material around places of worship apart from improving access roads, providing temporary lighting where needed and making provision for parking of vehicles.

Earlier, the Commissioner along with senior officials including Additional Commissioner (Planning), Ronald Rose, Chief City Planner, G.V. Raghu and Engineer-in-Chief, R. Dhan Singh received grievances from citizens as part of ‘Prajavani’.

The grievances ranged from encroachments, cleaning of debris, repair of roads and filling of potholes, setting up of a cellular tower atop a residential building, non glowing of street lights and dog menace in some areas.

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