The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) received the award for citizen services under National Tourism Awards.
GHMC mayor M Majid Hussain and GHMC commissioner, M T Krishna Babu received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Monday.
Addressing the media in New Delhi, mayor, along with commissioner MT Krishna Babu said the GHMC was striving hard to make the city a best place to live in.
“Receiving best award for civic management of a tourist destination in India from the President is a memorable experience and citizens of Hyderabad share this prestigious award,” he said.
He further added that the GHMC had a good combination of elected representatives and officials due to which they won the award.
GHMC submitted an application for National Tourism Awards 2011-2012 in F(X) category (Civic Management of a Tourist Destination in India), for overall cleanliness of the tourist destination, which includes cleaning roads and public places, integrated garbage collection and disposal mechanism, public-private partnership and community involvement.
The GHMC submitted the above data to the national tourism department about the activities. Based on the above information, the tourism department has awarded GHMC for its best citizen services under the category of civic management of a tourist destination in India.