No Nod for Industries in Residential Areas

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will see to it that no dangerous and hazardous industries are situated in residential areas, Somesh Kumar  GHMC commissioner said here on Monday.

Published: 31st December 2013 08:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2013 08:55 AM   |  A+A-

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will see to it that no dangerous and hazardous industries are  situated in residential areas, Somesh Kumar  GHMC commissioner said here on Monday.

GHMC will conduct a survey of such industries, where there is no space for vehicular moment when there is an accident and cancel trade licences of such industries and ensure that trade licenses are not given in such areas.

He requested the public to bring hazardous industries in their surroundings (residential areas) to the notice of GHMC  by calling 155304.

The commissioner along with officials visited the fire accident site in Musheerabad to take stock of the of the situation. As many as 12 fire engines were deployed at a time to douse the flames in the timber depot, located in dense residential area.

During the Prajavani Programme held on Monday, Kumar said as many as 56 grievances were received, of which 42 are new cases. More than 80 per cent of the cases are from the Town Planning wing. The commissioner stressed on the need to reduce the number of complaints pertaining to TP wing in the coming days.

He also said that GHMC is concentrating on a comprehensive and innovative road development project to take up road repair works, providing drains, medians, ducts for laying cables, footpaths, etc.

The Standing Committee in its next sitting will discuss the matter and accord sanction to take up works on priority as most of the roads have been very badly damaged and are in need of immediate repairs. He added that `250 crore will be spent on these works, which will be the phase-1.

The commissioner further said that `50 lakh have been sanctioned for 24 engineering divisions to take up road repairing works. Additional funds on the basis of the requirement of the particular engineering division will also be provided by GHMC.

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