KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar Municipal Corporation (KMC) lands, which are being encroached by roadside vendors causing severe traffic jams at some places, are soon to be freed of encroachments.
KMC commissioner Srikesh Lathkar said that the vendors encroaching corporation lands on the roadsides would be shifted to special zones. “In the first phase, 33 roadside vendors have been identified for replacement and soon they will be shifted to the special zones near the district prison for them to conduct their businesses,” he added.
Srikesh spoke to Express over development and other programmes in the municipal corporation limits.
What steps will you take against roadside encroachments?
Most of the places are encroached by roadside vendors. We are making alternative arrangements for them and for this, we are forwarding a proposal of `20 lakh for approval before the Municipal Council. The council in the next couple of days will look into the issue.
Will the daily water scheme remain a dream for Karimnagar people?
No, the dream will come true within a short period. To ensure daily water, new pipeline works are nearing completion. It may be completed within one month. In two divisions, the trial run of supplying daily water scheme is going on.
Do you have any plans to streamline corporation staff?
Except Town Planning and Sanitation, all wings are working well. Gradually, reshuffle will be done in these two wings and a process to streamline them will be taken up.
When will the proposed road works begin?
We have received about `46 crore from government for R&B road widening. Once the underground drainage works get completed, road works would be started. Already marking process is completed.
What is the situation of sanitation in the city?
After conducting the massive Swachh Bharat campaign in the town, people including children have got a lot of awareness on sanitation. Most of the people have stopped throwing garbage in vacant places and they are giving importance to clean environs.