Hyderabad Version 2.0
By Express News Service | Published: 06th February 2016 04:43 AM |
HYDERABAD: Dustbins every 100 metres
Name: Anup Rubens, 35
Occupation: Music composer
Wishlist for 2016: The main thing that needs to improve is the traffic management in our city. We are wasting hours at traffic signals. At some places, they barely work and we are left wondering when it will turn green. Add it to the traffic diversions that are causing great inconvenience to the people. The Jubilee Hills checkpost is hell for motorists! There is an urgent need for better management of traffic in the entire city, especially the arterial roads.
Advice to elected members: My request to the new team is to strive to keep our city clean. Hyderabad is a beautiful city and we’re fortunate to be living in a city with such a rich heritage but it is being ruined by certain irresponsible sections of people. I would like to propose an idea to the government. When we go abroad, we see a dustbin at every 100 metres to dump waste. Here, we hardly see any dustbins and even if we want to keep the city clean, we don’t find dustbins on the road. Even at major malls and multiplexes, there aren’t enough. It is my humble request to the government to start by provine bins every 100 metres. That could be the first and most effective step towards a Swach Hyderabad.
Give corporator’s email ID
Name: Pranay Rupani, 30
Occupation: Research scholar, University of Hyderabad
Wishlist for 2016: My area, Red Hills, Lakdikapul that is Ward no 75 of GHMC, has many issues with parking vehicles. I want to work with the corporator and traffic police to have designated areas for parking to solve the issue.
TRS Margam Sarita came to meet us and the first thing I asked her was if she had an email id where I can reach her. I also showed her all the complaints I lodged on the GHMC Citizen Next App as well as online from our area and asked her if they will be looked into. So that is what I want to be delivered.
Advice to elected members: I would be glad if KTR is given the Ministry of Urban Development, which is currently KCR’s. He forwards emails to the concerned department while marking a copy to me. He also marks a copy about the status of the problem reported. I like the option of being approachable.
Complete pending tasks
Name: Nabeel Adeni, 28
Occupation: Curator and organiser of TEDx Secunderabad. He is also the founder of FailFest and is Youth Advisory Councillor (India) US Department of State
Wishlist for 2016: Recently 20 cities were nominated for smart cities. Hyderabad is not there in the list. Youth can play a vital role in making Hyderabad a smart city. Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL) is doing a good job and that’s how we can bring changes to the city. When the Mayor of Brisbane had come to Hyderabad, our mayor, too, interacted with him. But what was the result? Who remembers those talks. A beginning is important, but follow-up is a must.
Advice to elected members: Prior to the elections, GHMC was inactive in many ways. There were a lot of proposals for parks, care for girl child, and special children.
All these are lying in cold storage. The newly-elected members of GHMC should work on what is lying unattended.
Social Media as solution
Name: PVG Satish, 26
Occupation: Aspiring civil servant
Wishlist for 2016: They should work towards making Hyderabad not just smart, but also a liveable city. New corporators should focus on infrastructure development and public information should be digitalised. Tracking things becomes easy through that. Elected representatives should be reachable through social media.
Advice to elected members: They should take a cue from our IT minister KTR and Union ministers and take note of complaints they receive on Facebook, Twitter and make efforts to address them.
Try Odd-Even formula
Name: Regina Cassandra, 27
Wishlist for 2016: From the perspective of someone who does not belong to Hyderabad, I really do feel that the city needs to do something to handle the traffic menace. I often travel long hours in the Hitech City, Madhapur, and Jubilee Hills areas and the traffic is really bad. Especially in my line of work, traffic woes can be a huge bother.
Advice to elected members: I hope the newly appointed civic officials will take measures to deal with traffic in Hyderabad. Maybe they can take a leaf out of Delhi and implement an odd-even kind of a system to reduce traffic and pollution.