HYDERABAD:In connection with the Ganesh idol immersion on September 27, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is making necessary arrangements to ensure that citizens are not put to any kind of inconvenience, GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar has said.
Work on road-repairing, sanitation, street lighting, etc is being taken up on priority by allocating adequate funds. Apart from Hussainsagar lake, 23 tanks at various places in Greater Hyderabad have been identified for immersion of idols. The corporation is spending `10 crore in this regard.
In all, 162 teams will be deployed for upkeep of sanitation in an area of 390 sq km. The teams will consist of 70 sanitary supervisors, 346 field assistants and 2,763 workers. As many as 44 cranes, small and big, will be placed at the identified lakes and tanks for immersion of idols. Mobile toilets will be put in place at the Tank Bund, NTR Marg and Minister’s Road. And so will be garbage vehicles.
Necessary directions have been given to the electricity department for uninterrupted power supply on September 27 and till the afternoon of September 28.
With incessant rains lashing the twin cities in the last 10 days, most of the roads were damaged badly.
To make them motorable, Somesh Kumar asked the executive engineers concerned to take up recarpeting of the roads on priority after stoppage of rains. Due to heavy raining at regular intervals the work could not be taken up properly, he explained. To carry out road repairing works, 114 teams have been deployed.
The GHMC has selected an agency for lifting building material. A construction and debris dump yard will come up in an area of 10 acres of land at Borabanda where a recycling unit would be opened shortly, he added.
In view of the Bakrid festival on September 24, Somesh Kumar said, the GHMC would provide about 45,000 big-size plastic carrier bags as it did last year. Citizens can use these bags to dump animal waste. Last year 20,000 bags were provided. Besides, the GHMC has deployed additional sanitation workers in the old city.