Hyderabad: “The Met. officials have predicted that there will be rains in the coming two to three days for which the entire line departments must coordinate to tackle the emergency situations during heavy rains”, said GHMC Commissioner Dr B. Janardhan Reddy at the convergence meeting held at Cyberabad Police Commissionarate Office.
Interacting with the officials, the GHMC Commissioner said there was every need to have a proper coordination among all the officials to tackle the emergency situations during downpours. The GHMC was planning to take up plantation of some 40 lakh saplings in the Harithaharam program this year out of which 35 lakh saplings will be supplied to the citizens free of cost for taking up the plantation program, Dr Janardhan Reddy said.
KTR and other officials were posting some of the important grievances on Twitter and other modes for which every concerned official must play a vital role for sorting out the issues on priority. Though digging of roads has been banned by the GHMC, the digging of the roads was going on for installation of CCTV cameras. However, the GHMC was taking all precautionary measures without causing any problem to the citizens. The Electrical Department was taking up pruning of trees and throwing the branches on the roads causing inconvenience to the passersby on main roads for which the Electricity Dept has to take steps to solve the problem, he added.
He also said a lot of problems were arising due to throwing of construction debris on the roads for which the C&D waste wing was taking up all works on priority and the line departments must coordinate with the C&D wing to punish the people, who are throwing waste on the roads by imposing huge penalties to them. The GHMC has identified some of the damaged roads and repairs were being taken before the rains for the convenience of the citizens, the Commissioner said. Cyberabad Police Commissioner Vishwanath Sajjanar suggested that while permissions were being granted for construction of multi-storied buildings, certain instructions must be given to the builder to install CCTV cameras at the sites to have a better clarity.
Anil Kumar, Hyderabad Traffic Addl CP, said footpath encroachments are being cleared and there was every need to shift the electrical poles to other places for the convenience of the pedestrians.(NSS)