Telangana Dumps Swachh Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: After spending crores on ‘Swachh Hyderabad’, the State Government and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) seem to have abandoned programme.
The state government did not conduct ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ in July and August despite Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announcing that it would be a monthly affair to make Hyderabad a clean and green city.
The State Government had announced conduct of the programme on 10th of every month.
Through Swachh Hyderabad, citizens hoped that they would get a clean city but their hopes have been dashed.
GHMC officials told Express that due to municipal strike last month, the programme could not be held, this month chief minister, ministers, MP and MLAs are busy in Grama Jyothi programme.
The Swachh Hyderabad was launched by the chief minister at Parsigutta in Secunderabad on May 16, at the same time, the State Government appointed 400 mentors and patrons for the Swachh units headed by chief minister, cabinet minister, MPs, MLAs and senior government officials.
Of the few thousand representations, GHMC Special Officer Somesh Kumar sanctioned `195.91 crore for taking up the works. For each unit, GHMC allocated `50 lakh.
The amount sanctioned for about 5,000 small odd works which include BT Roads (`9.35 crore), CC Roads (`46.41 crore), storm water drains (`21.90 crore), Sewerage works (`38.35 crore), compound walls (`4.25 crore), footpaths (`4.63 crore) street lights (`8.42 crore), drinking water supply (`23.19 crore) and other works etc.