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Expresses concern over `irregular clearance of garbage' in the twin cities

  • Asks officials whether people were living in a civilised society
  • Reminds them of assurances made by him to residents of old city

    HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy came down heavily on the MCH authorities for the `irregular clearance of garbage' in the twin cities.

    "Are we living in a civilised society," a piqued Chief Minister reportedly asked MCH officials while reviewing the action taken report on assurances and announcements made by him during his recent surprise visit of the old city, here on Wednesday, according to sources.

    Expressing concern at the tardy pace of garbage clearance, he wanted officials to step up the pace of the sanitation drive. "The tempo of the action taken so far should improve further. The anti mosquito drive should be taken to every household and public involvement ensured in garbage segregation," he maintained.

    He asked MCH Commissioner Sanjay Jaju to post one person at each of the dump bin points not only to ensure cleanliness in all neighbourhoods but also to monitor the garbage segregation properly.

    The MCH Commissioner urged the Chief Minister to give the corporation two months for the job, saying, "we will show you concrete results and not give scope for any complaint." Making a presentation on the status of assurances made during the Chief Minister's visit to the old city, Mr. Jaju maintained that the sanitation drive was being taken up in a planned manner.

    The MCH Commissioner said the road widening works on the Charminar-Falaknuma stretch from 1985 would be completed in another four months while similar works on 26 other roads in the old city would be completed in a time-bound plan.

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