HYDERABAD:A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) authorities to submit a report before the court explaining the details of funds it has invested for laying pipelines and other works in the GHMC limits on behalf of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), by Sept 7.
The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice S V Bhatt was dealing with a PIL case filed by GR Karunakar complaining non-completion of drinking water supply pipeline works by the HMWSSB in various colonies of the city due to non-release of 30 percent of water tax component of the property tax collected by the GHMC to the water board since 2009. The petitioner sought directions to see that the water tax component of the property tax collected be immediately remitted to the water board.
The GHMC counsel submitted that the corporation has undertaken pipeline works in several parts of the city instead of releasing funds to the board.
The bench then directed the GHMC to submit a detailed report explaining the money invested for laying pipelines, the works which are pending, plans to take up new works etc. and also to tell whether the GHMC will take up those works. The court adjourned the hearing to Sept 7.