In the lines of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s attempt at shaming property tax defaulters by setting up flex banners at important places across the city, the Telugu Desam Party corporators of the GHMC put up hoardings at the corporation’s head office over failure of city mayor M Majid Hussain and officials in providing civic amenities to citizens of Greater Hyderabad.
The TDP gave them a month’s time to improve the civic conditions. “If they fail to offer better services, we will forcibly lock the offices of mayor and GHMC commissioner,” said TDP floor leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy.
The TDP put up a large number of banners around the GHMC head office at Tank Bund road to shame the mayor and officials for neglecting the city’s sanitation - which lead to vector borne diseases like dengue and malaria - street lighting, roads, potholes, encroachment of parks, storm water drains, lakes and nala encroachments and other problems.
“Citizens are angry and upset with the GHMC as they show a keen interest only while collecting property tax dues through coercive methods, including slapping red notices on them. But the same zeal is not found when it comes to implementation of developmental and maintenance works,” Singireddy said.
A few days ago, the GHMC had put up flex boards of top property tax defaulters of circles 8 and 9, at prime locations across the city. It requested the tax payers to pay property tax on or before March 31, otherwise the corporation will be forced to seize their moveable properties as per provisions of the GHMC Act.