Author : Maddy Deekshith


Low lease land rents fail to fill GHMC coffers

Low lease land rents fail to fill GHMC coffers

Mar 30,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Telangana
The negligence of previous government in undivided Andhra Pradesh has led to huge loss for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation which had given away land on lease. The previous government neither revised the lease agreements nor did they maintain proper records.
GHMC drops BRTS Cites land acquisitions as major hurdle

GHMC drops BRTS Cites land acquisitions as major hurdle

Mar 30,2017 , 02:34 AM IST | Telangana
Faced with several hurdles, the GHMC has dropped the proposal of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), which would have dedicated lanes to enable smooth flow of traffic.
GHMC to build tunnel at IT corridors

GHMC to build tunnel at IT corridors

Mar 29,2017 , 04:45 AM IST | Telangana
In order to ease traffic in the IT corridors, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had decided to construct a 400 metre tunnel near Khajaguda junction at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore. 
Hurdles block GHMC street vending policy

Hurdles block GHMC street vending policy

Mar 23,2017 , 02:51 AM IST | Telangana
The street vending policy announced by GHMC in October 2016 has gone for a toss. Amid huge fanfare on October 2 last, the corporation announced the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood & Regulation of Street Vending) Act 2014. Officials claim that it is a difficult task to implement it.
GHMC garners 920-cr property tax

GHMC garners 920-cr property tax

Mar 18,2017 , 10:51 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has collected Rs 920 crore till date and is in hopes of mopping up at least Rs 500 crore in two weeks towards penalty of property tax from defaulters according to officials. The corporation which waived off Rs 532.57 crore towards penalty of property tax from defaulters during financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16 has called a halt to the practice this fin
Politicians force GHMC demolition drive to a halt

Politicians force GHMC demolition drive to a halt

Mar 18,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Telangana
Demolition drive on nalas under Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits has come to a grinding halt due to interference from local political leaders. 
Cellar excavation ban on GHMC radar

Cellar excavation ban on GHMC radar

Mar 15,2017 , 05:03 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is contemplating banning cellar excavations and encouraging stilt parking in all constructions across the city. The civic body will soon conduct a high-level meeting with structural and groundwater experts in this regard.
Advanced technology to catch illegal connections: HMWSSB

Advanced technology to catch illegal connections: HMWSSB

Mar 13,2017 , 11:04 PM IST | Hans
The Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has decided to use sophisticated Remote Sensing Technology and Geographic Information System (GIS) to curb illegal connections.
Residents raise a stink over GHMC’s tax revision

Residents raise a stink over GHMC’s tax revision

Mar 12,2017 , 05:06 AM IST | Telangana
Residents across the city are crying foul over the manner in which the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been taking up the property tax revision. 
Lack of civic sense to cost dearly

Lack of civic sense to cost dearly

Mar 11,2017 , 05:23 AM IST | Telangana
In a major jolt to slack denizens of the State capital, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has revised the penalties for neglectful actions that cause public nuisance manifold.
GHMC buckles up, to crack down on illegal buildings

GHMC buckles up, to crack down on illegal buildings

Mar 10,2017 , 05:37 AM IST | Telangana
Besides setting up Municipal Building Tribunal (MBT), the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is contemplating to constitute a special enforcement wing to identify and demolish unauthorised constructions across the city. 
SDCs jockeying for plum posts in GHMC

SDCs jockeying for plum posts in GHMC

Mar 08,2017 , 05:29 AM IST | Hans
The recently appointed Special Deputy Collectors in the newly created districts are making beeline to grab ‘plum posts’ in the Greater  Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.  
Hyderabad may be in for water crisis

Hyderabad may be in for water crisis

Mar 03,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | Telangana
Drinking water crisis looms large over Hyderabad as water levels at Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has plunged to 511.2 feet and the water board does not appear to be ready to meet the situation.
GHMC to bring wine shops into trade licence net

GHMC to bring wine shops into trade licence net

Mar 01,2017 , 05:32 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is mulling over to bring all wine shops into trade license net. The civic body officials have now decided to collect trade license fee from wine shops and their permit rooms in order to enhance revenues. The corporation officials claim that GHMC would mop-up at least Rs 20 crore through this move.
Zonal officials disregard civic body chief’s order

Zonal officials disregard civic body chief’s order

Feb 24,2017 , 05:21 AM IST | Telangana
In a classic case of defiance, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy’s instructions to Zonal Commissioners to reshuffle Sanitary Field Assistants (SFA) has not been so far carried out. Cheekiness of the SFAs is also evident from the refusal of using bio-metric attendance system. 
GHMC making bid to woo corporates

GHMC making bid to woo corporates

Feb 19,2017 , 04:21 AM IST | Telangana
Citing lukewarm response from the private firms, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has now come up with a proposal to give advertisement space to corporate companies in lieu of maintaining traffic islands and central medians across the city. 
Hyderabad lakes too can catch fire

Hyderabad lakes too can catch fire

Feb 18,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Telangana
The lakes in the city are also prone to accidents like the one that happened at the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru.
GHMC shelves LED project

GHMC shelves LED project

Feb 15,2017 , 05:10 AM IST | Telangana
Citing severe financial crunch, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has backed out from the smart LED streetlight project.
GHMC sees dent in property tax revenue

GHMC sees dent in property tax revenue

Feb 13,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Telangana
Despite a windfall of Rs 350 crore immediately after announcement of demonetisation, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is falling short of its target to collect property tax. According to GHMC officials, the corporation had aimed Rs 1,200 crore as the target for property tax but it could collect only Rs 800 crore so far. 
Cash-crunch hits Hyderabad projects

Cash-crunch hits Hyderabad projects

Feb 13,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Telangana
GHMC projects to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore, including some flagship programmes like strategic road development, double bedroom housing project, construction of modernised markets, bus bays and graveyards have come to a grinding halt due to fund crunch. 
GHMC CCTVs dysfunctional

GHMC CCTVs dysfunctional

Feb 10,2017 , 05:45 AM IST | Telangana
The CCTV cameras installed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have remained dysfunctional for the past four months. Officials claim that the private agencies entrusted to the maintenance of CCTV cameras in GHMC have stopped their services due to non-payment of pending bills worth Rs 3 lakh.
Illegal cell towers bleeding GHMC

Illegal cell towers bleeding GHMC

Feb 09,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Telangana
A major scam in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has come to light. The corporation officials have been turning a blind eye to over 6,000 cell towers which have come up illegally leading to heavy revenue loss. 
GHMC to geo-tag community halls

GHMC to geo-tag community halls

Feb 04,2017 , 04:43 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is clueless about open spaces (vacant lands) and community halls under its jurisdiction. The officials claim that they have the data regarding the number of community halls and open spaces. But, they do not have records to show under whose control they are functioning.
Quality Council team visit shrouded in secrecy

Quality Council team visit shrouded in secrecy

Feb 03,2017 , 05:13 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has cast a shroud of secrecy over the visit of a three-member delegation deputed by Quality Council of India to conduct field survey in the run up to announcement of Swachh Survekshan rankings The Council is, an autonomous body constituted by the Union government for conducting field survey.
Tank Bund-Madina tramway extended to 10.5 kilometre

Tank Bund-Madina tramway extended to 10.5 kilometre

Feb 01,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to extend the proposed tramway project from 2.3 km to 10.5 km. 
GHMC to go in for BAS from Feb 1

GHMC to go in for BAS from Feb 1

Jan 29,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to reintroduce biometric attendance system (BAS) in all 30 circles in the city limits from February 1. 
GHMC braces for surgical strike at staff?

GHMC braces for surgical strike at staff?

Jan 28,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Telangana
There is never a dull moment at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.  The latest buzz doing rounds at GHMC is that about 25 per cent of GHMC employees will be transferred to other municipalities and corporations by June.
Slums to get drinking water on a priority basis

Slums to get drinking water on a priority basis

Jan 25,2017 , 10:52 PM IST | Hans
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has decided to provide continuous water supply on priority basis to
GHMC mulls building height cap

GHMC mulls building height cap

Jan 25,2017 , 05:14 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is contemplating the introduction of Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs)
No takers for GHMC projects

No takers for GHMC projects

Jan 22,2017 , 04:18 AM IST | Telangana
The bid by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to build multi-level parking is receiving lukewarm response from the contractors. This is considered to be a severe setback to the GHMC.