The VMC is also purchasing 27 CNG vehicles at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore to collect garbage in the city.
A senior entomologist will be appointed exclusively for the purpose, and ward volunteers and Asha workers will be engaged in household surveillance in 24 vulnerable areas.
CP warns of stringent action against non-wearers of face mask.
With meagre revenue, civic body finding it tough to complete various ongoing infrastructure projects in city.
When contacted, VMC chief engineer D Mariyanna said the engineering department has given the task of clearing the silt in open drains to various contractors in the city.
As part of it, the VMC has decided to take up the works sanctioned under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with the 14th Finance Commission funds.
As part of its efforts to combat COVID-19, Anantapur Rural Development Trust (RDT) has joined hands with the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC).
About 300 vendors, who used to work on Besant Road and depended on daily sales for their income, have been prohibited from working.
Eager to go to their hometowns at the earliest, many workers thronged the sub-collector’s office along with their luggage and talked to policemen.
Previously, the corporation had prepared a proposal for rainwater diversion. However, the project could not materialise due to several reasons, official sources said.
“We made vegetables available for the people at their doorstep,” said VMC Commissioner V Prasanna Venkatesh on Friday.
Around 2,000 food packets were prepared at the Goddess Kanaka Durga temple on Sunday for distribution to the destitutes and homeless poor.
The disinfectant will be also sprayed at rythu bazars, markets and hyper-marts across the city, he informed.
Several infrastructure projects had been sanctioned to the city under JNNURM and AMRUT schemes, however, those were progressing at a slow pace causing much inconvenience to the residents.
Instructions were also given to them to be punctual in their duties as the nomination procedure would commence from Wednesday.