GHMC commissioner directs officials to get ready for monsoon
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner Shomesh Kumar today said an amount of Rs 21 crore has been sanctioned for desilting works, Rs five crore for water stagnation and almost all the works that are in progress.
The Commissioner, who held a review meeting with Traffic Police, Zonal Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and with all the senior officials from Engineering and Police wing with regard to Water Stagnation points and pot holes on onset of monsoon today at Panwar Hall here, said the team work is the need of hour and directed the officials of GHMC and police to conduct joint inspections before onset of monsoon so that there would not be any water stagnation or traffic congestion during monsoon period.
He said the team work will play a vital role and asked the officials to work in coordination with all the connected departments will yield good results.
The Commissioner, who also interacted with all the Engineering and police officials, enquired about the list of stagnation points zone wise and directed officials to take up the works in a proper manner to be completed in a stipulated time.
The Commissioner said nearly 200 works have been sanctioned regarding water stagnation points and patch works out of which 109 works have been proposed by traffic police and 88 works are identified by GHMC. The Commissioner, also directed the Engineering Officials to see that the drains be cleared on priority and not to allow our men to go in to drains, they will be provided with air tech machines to take up the works.
Mr Kumar requested the police officials to provide wireless channel to the GHMC officials in order to have a better coordination.
He further instructed that all the manholes be repaired and to see that they holes were covered without posing danger to the citizens in the rainy season.
The Commissioner also directed all the officials to get ready to face the monsoon with perfect preparedness.
The Commissioner said that the emergency cell has been strengthened and 18 Central emergency teams have been organised for all five zones which will be under direct control of Zonal Commissioner.
There are only 41 monsoon teams under the control of the Deputy Commissioners with modernised equipments presently and the Commissioner directed the Chief Engineer to enhance the teams to 60 to face the untoward incidents especially in the rainy season.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)