Taking charge here on Tuesday as the new Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) commissioner, Somesh Kumar, said he will concentrate on the grievances of citizens in the city, and strengthen the GHMC call centres.
He said that he would continue and also strengthen all the existing works commissioned by his predecessor MT Krishna Babu. The new civic chief said he would go into the nitty-gritty about the functions of the GHMC for better understanding of the complete structure of GHMC activities and its functions.
Speaking to Express, Somesh Kumar, a 1989 batch IAS officer, said he would make all efforts to prepare future plans for comprehensive development of Greater Hyderabad.
‘’It is one of the biggest corporations in the country and all steps would be taken to keep the city’s reputation high by implementing various developmental projects and schemes by taking the confidence of all,’’ he said.
He said he would strive to have good relations with the elected body and work together for better development of the city. Kumar also stated that he would concentrate on supporting the youth through the Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu scheme.
According to sources, the state government wanted to have a senior official who hails from outside the state keeping in view the ongoing agitations in the wake of bifurcation of the state.
Somesh Kumar hails from Bihar.