Staff Reporter

YSR to launch intelligent parking system in front of Passport Office

Rs. 1 crore spent on landscaping, waterfall in the park Mobile eSeva van for collection of property tax to be unveiledAutomated vehicle tracking on solid waste management today

HYDERABAD: Clock Tower Park will be finally be inaugurated officially with Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy giving his consent to open it on Monday.

Four other automated services of the MCH will also be kicked off on the same day.

The park was established by British Government in 2.5 acres with a 120-ft high clock tower in 1896.

The original park size was cut to size in road-widening and about Rs. 1 crore was spent on renovation of the heritage square, landscaping and a waterfall. Along with park, Dr. Reddy will launch intelligent parking system in front of the Passport Office.

Pre-paid smart cards are to be made available at eSeva, APonline centres and parking lots of Rs. 100, Rs. 250 and Rs. 400 denominations.

These cards are to be made applicable in Government and private complexes will be valid for a year and has the facility for top-up on exhaustion of the charge.

The Chief Minister will unveil mobile eSeva van for collection of property tax for the current financial year itself.

The van equipped with a computer will have a bill collector and a record assistant to receive the money and issue receipts on the spots. Deputy Municipal Commissioners concerned will announce the van's schedule in their respective areas.

Making use of GPS

An automated vehicle tracking system using GPS to monitor solid waste management fleet and modern compactor trucks with hygienic bins for cost-effective and efficient collection of municipal solid waste will also be launched by Dr. Reddy.