The open spaces, lands of the GVMC and those given by the government or VUDA to it would be identified, digitised and geo-references fixed

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation now plans to have a survey team on deputation for getting all its lands surveyed in an effort to protect them.

Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana has written to the government that an Assistant Director (Survey and Land Records) be sent on deputation for the purpose. He will be assisted by four surveyors.

The survey is expected to take six months.

The open spaces, lands of the GVMC and those given by the government or VUDA to it would be identified, digitised and geo-references fixed, Mr. Satyanarayana said.

In reply to a question, the Commissioner said a surveyor had been surrendered to the government on a specific complaint.

Two clear instances of misleading the corporation on land issues had come to light. In one instance, the width of road had been given wrongly and in another, urban ceiling land had been shown as private land.

Fever cases

The Commissioner said the number of fever cases had come down from 624 in August to 370 in September. There had been a dearth of doctors and the assistant medical officers (health) were working as doctors. Three AMO (H) posts were vacant. Mr. Satyanarayana said the Indian Medical Association had been requested to spare doctors for voluntary service at municipal dispensaries.

Private organisations had been requested to contribute medicines and help in repairing municipal hospitals.

JNNURM projects

He said all efforts were being made to complete seven ongoing projects taken up under the JNNURM.

The issue of Defence land required for the BRTS project that had gone for the Union Cabinet approval had been returned with some queries.

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