Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's standing committee presided over by Mayor Majid Hussain on Thursday withheld permission to improve the Shaikpet storm water drain pending an official report from the Engineer-in-chief and the Chief City Planner about construction activity by Aditya Builders nearby.

The officials were asked to get the original plan of the drain and in the meantime, the Mayor and Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu would inspect the site to check for violations or encroachments. The health and sanitation wing was directed to install bins at all the ‘missing' sites.

It was also decided to put up boards on all vacant sites owned by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's claiming ownership to prevent encroachments.