HYDERABAD: Mohammed Majid Hussain, Mayor, GHMC, on Thursday made clear the intentions of the corporation to tackle Hyderabad’s deteriorating sanitation problems, highlighting mosquito breeding control as a top priority in the coming months. “Only Rs 4 crore out of GHMC’s Rs 28 crore budget for mosquito control is spent on procuring medicines for larvae control and fogging operations. That is equivalent to just 50 paise per citizen for mosquito control, a figure we seek to increase immediately,” he said during a press meet held in his chambers.
And the increased funds for the same will be procured from funds earmarked for junction widening projects in peripheral areas. Terming such projects especially in areas like Botanical Gardens and Kondapur as needs of the future, he said that pressing issues of sanitation would instead be focussed on for now. Presently, GHMC spends close to Rs 35-50 lakh for widening of a single junction.
The mayor also mentioned that improving conditions of streetlights, especially in the South Zone, and calling for tenders to replace inferior quality light fittings with better improved ones would also be closely monitored in the coming days. GHMC has also plans to increase user fee for swimming pools operated by them after the month of July.
He also let it be known that the GHMC Standing Committee has approved projects such as construction of two community halls in Sanath Nagar division, and a few compensatory payments related to road widening projects.
The mayor also said that the committee members were very serious with regard to missing of dust bins and an enquiry will be sought into the same. A suggestion has ben floated to punch every dust bin with a number on four sides for easy identification.