HYDERABAD: A draft notification would be published in the next 10 to 15 days on the proposed delimitation (re-division) of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) into 150 wards, special officer Somesh Kumar has said.
On the basis of Census 2011 population which is about 67,31,790, the delimitation exercise like fixing of ward boundaries with a population of around 44,879 in a ward with 10 percent variation is nearing completion.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Somesh Kumar said the proposed wards will have new boundaries. It will be divided into wards equally by taking into account natural boundaries and contiguity of the area. Whereever natural boundaries could not be adopted, survey numbers TS numbers, important junctions or lanes would be considered.
Each municipal ward would have a population of around 44,879. The variation in population in the ward would not exceed more than 10 percent of the average population of wards. Steps would be taken to see that polling station area would not be distributed among two wards and ward jurisdiction will not fall under two assembly constituencies, he added.
After publication of draft notification, GHMC will call for suggestions and objections from the public.
Somesh Kumar said that GHMC has cleared 8,800 tonnes of garbage generated during Ganesh and Bakrid festivals. The garbage generated due to idol immersion along the banks of Hussainsagar and NTR Marg Road would be cleared in a day or two, he said.
With regard to Smart Cities, he said that GHMC has appointed a consultant for preparing the project report by taking opinions and suggestions from the citizens for this purpose.
By November 25, Smart City project report would be submitted to the Central government, he added.