Army participates in city convergence meet

Army and civilian officials viewing an exhibition of photographs in Secunderabad on Saturday.

Army and civilian officials viewing an exhibition of photographs in Secunderabad on Saturday.  


Seeks GHMC help in traffic management at Trimulgherry

For the first time ever, Army officials participated in the city convergence meeting that was held in the Secunderabad Cantonment area, where decisions were made about common issues facing Army, GHMC and Cantonment Board.

Station Commander and President of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board M.D. Upadhyay requested the GHMC and the traffic police for assistance in management of traffic on Trimulgherry roads frequented by both military and civil traffic.

A request was also made for release of additional water to Golconda and Secunderabad Cantonment sub-areas, for which the Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) responded positively. Subsequently, the board advised the General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub-Areas Major General N. Srinivas Rao, to ensure replacement of pipeline, so that they can withstand additional pressure. Meanwhile, eight to 10 tankers could be deployed to the areas where they are most needed in view of the summer.

It was also decided that a nodal officer from Army the army would be appointed to coordinate with traffic police to sort out the traffic management issues. GHMC and traffic police have agreed to identify certain stretches where sweeping machines can be deployed without causing traffic inconvenience.

Every Thursday, convergence meetings are to be held at deputy commissioners’ offices or traffic police stations, so that traffic and encroachment issues could be taken up. In view of the army sewerage lines being shared with Cantonment and also areas under civil administration, it was decided to have effective convergence among Army, GHMC, SCB and HMWSSB for preparing a sewerage master plan for the city.

Mr. Janardhan Reddy requested all the officials to effectively implement government policies and programmes and to sort out the issues at the earliest. He urged them to focus on the double bedroom housing project to ensure that basic amenities are provided at the construction sites. He also wanted water harvesting pits to be built in all the GHMC offices.

GHMC has also agreed to notify speed limits for various road stretches apart from relocating 41 bus shelters.

HMWSSB Managing Director Dana Kishore, Additional Commissioner of Police V. Ravinder, and other senior civilian and army officials attended the meeting.

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