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Heat wave forces GHMC to change sanitation workers’ timings

Taking into consideration the prevailing heat wave conditions, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, revised the timings of sanitation workers.

Published: 22nd April 2017 02:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2017 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Taking into consideration the prevailing heat wave conditions, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, revised the timings of sanitation workers. The sanitation workers, in the coming days, will work from 5 am to 12 noon instead of 6 am to 2 pm.


The decision to revise the timing of sanitation workers was taken to protect them from falling sick and sunstroke from severe heat.


This decision was taken after N Chiranjeevi working in GHMC Kukatpally circle brought to the notice of municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao that biometric system was  daily used by employees for three times logging in at respective times of 6 am, 10 am and 2 pm.

However, the workers were coming at 5 am and leaving home after 2 pm. While going home, most of the workers were falling sick due to sunstroke. The minister reduced the timings from 5 am to 12 pm instead of 6 am to 2 pm.


Following Rama Rao’s instructions, the GHMC took the decision to revise the timings of sanitary workers.



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