GHMC planning to ban road cutting for two years


The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has asked the government departments to remove poles lying on the roads in the city by December 11 and restore the dug up roads on priority basis.

Commissioner and Special Officer Somesh Kumar, after a meeting with heads of various departments on Monday, said the civic body was planning to take up development of roads on priority to an extent of 320 km and road cuttings are proposed to be banned for next two years.

Proposals sought

Department officials were told to send proposals within a week as permissions would not be granted after 15 days. Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy suggestion on a every Monday meeting for coordination between all departments was also agreed upon.

The Additional Commissioner (Traffic), Jitender, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law & Order), Anjani Kumar, HMR Managing Director, N.V.S. Reddy and senior officials of HMWS&SB, Transco, CPDCL, BSNL, R&B, Reliance and Airtel participated in the meeting.

Minister’s visit

Excise Minister T. Padma Rao along with senior officials of GHMC, HMWS&SB, Transco, Revenue and other government departmental heads visited various areas of Parsigutta under Secunderabad Assembly Constituency on Monday.

Civic problems

Residents complained about civic problems like sewerage, drainage, drinking water, street lights, road repair works and footpaths following which the Minister asked the departments to sort the complaints immediately and directed the HMWS&SB officials to make arrangements of drinking water on priority as some of the areas were not getting water regularly, according to a press release.

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