Author : Maddy Deekshith


Bumpy roads make commuting hellish

Bumpy roads make commuting hellish

Jul 23,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Telangana
Driving a vehicle on the busy Hyderabad roads has become a nightmare for motorists for the past one month. Skidding of two-wheelers due to uneven roads has become a tormenting experience for motorists. 
Govt move piles burden on GHMC

Govt move piles burden on GHMC

Jul 16,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
The state government has backed off from providing infrastructure cost to its flagship double bedroom housing (2BHK) project for the urban poor in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. This move by the government will burden the civic body with Rs 750 crore additionally to construct one lakh 2BHK houses in the city. The government has also released a GO No 4 dated 29 June 2017 in thi
Vanishing zebra crossings put pedestrians in a fix

Vanishing zebra crossings put pedestrians in a fix

Jul 15,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Telangana
In what comes as a major embarrassment for the civic authorities and cause of great concern for pedestrians, zebra crossings across the length and breadth of the city are vanishing fast, thanks to official lethargy. 
GHMC set to build 20K houses in Sangareddy

GHMC set to build 20K houses in Sangareddy

Jul 14,2017 , 05:14 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has set to acquire 100 acres of agricultural land in Sangareddy to build mega double bedroom complex for the urban poor. The 2BHK township will have about 20,000 double bedroom houses. The township will have all facilities like LED lights and solar panels, etc. 
GHMC not to accept property tax between July 5 & 12

GHMC not to accept property tax between July 5 & 12

Jul 05,2017 , 05:48 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has appealed to the citizens not to make property tax payments between July 5 and July 12, as the revenue wing is updating its database to incorporate the newly-formed circles in it. The number of circles has gone up from 24 to 30. New circles have been given administrative staff also from June 2.
GHMC fears delay in skyway project at KBR

GHMC fears delay in skyway project at KBR

Jul 03,2017 , 05:25 AM IST | Telangana
The controversial Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) project at the KBR National Park will be further delayed. With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) vacating the stay order, the state government will now have to seek the permission of the Centre to take up the project at the KBR junction.
GST burden on GHMC 4,000 CRORE

GST burden on GHMC 4,000 CRORE

Jul 02,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Telangana
The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India's biggest tax reform, is set to burden the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) with whopping Rs 4,000 crore. The implementation of the GST will have a massive impact on city infrastructure projects as the Value Added Tax (VAT) will go up from 4 per cent to 18 per cent. 
Godavari water to make Musi clean

Godavari water to make Musi clean

Jul 01,2017 , 03:48 AM IST | Telangana
he Musi Riverfront Development Corporation (MRDC) is contemplating using Godavari river water, nine sewerage treatment plants (STPs) and four pumping station to make Musi flow with clean water. Besides this, MRDC will lay 68 kilometre conveying mains, seven interception and diversion units to divert dwell time factor in minutes per unit length. The MRDC will spend Rs 2,965.52 crore for the Musi Ri
Absence of safety net on ORR claims 126 lives so far

Absence of safety net on ORR claims 126 lives so far

Jun 28,2017 , 03:00 AM IST | Telangana
Frequent accidents on the Outer Ring Road are sending a shiver down the spine of drivers. Out of the 216 accidents reported, 126 persons died in accidents are various spots on the ORR during the last three years. As many as 53 persons had lost lives this year itself making the ORR a death trap. 
GHMC plans to develop Hyderabad lakes with 310.60 crore

GHMC plans to develop Hyderabad lakes with 310.60 crore

Jun 23,2017 , 05:17 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to follow the footsteps of Irrigation Department by adopting a programme similar to Mission Kakatiya. 
GHMC staff cell phones fall silent

GHMC staff cell phones fall silent

Jun 22,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Telangana
Mobile phones of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation staff have gone silent on account of non-payment of bills worth Rs 58 lakh. This has led to break in communication network seriously. 
Outsourcing staff denied salaries

Outsourcing staff denied salaries

Jun 21,2017 , 04:51 AM IST | Telangana
About 6,000 outsourcing employees working in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have not received their salaries for the month of June.  
GHMC to spend 12,000 cr on razing illegal structures on nalas

GHMC to spend 12,000 cr on razing illegal structures on nalas

Jun 18,2017 , 05:06 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to clear about 12,000 encroachments on all nalas in the city. The nalas which have been spread over 390 kilometres length would be cleared with an estimated cost of Rs 12,000 crore. In order gain the public support for clearing the encroachments, the civic body would showcase the critical bottlenecks. Later, it would take up the demoli
GHMC to conduct study for underpass on Uppal-Rasoolpura stretch

GHMC to conduct study for underpass on Uppal-Rasoolpura stretch

Jun 17,2017 , 05:23 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) decided to conduct a feasibility study in order to construct an underpass from Uppal Junction to Rasoolpura junction under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). The civic body officials claim that the width of the underpass will be 40 metres and the length will be decided after conducting a comprehensive survey. 
Not many haleem centres using stamped meat

Not many haleem centres using stamped meat

Jun 11,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Telangana
The ubiquitous haleem outlets are drawing big crowds. But how safe are these haleem centres is a million dollar question.
With plans still on paper, Hyderabad has to face submergence

With plans still on paper, Hyderabad has to face submergence

Jun 10,2017 , 02:32 AM IST | Telangana
Despite tall claims of making Hyderabad a global destination, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation authorities are yet to clear critical bottlenecks in drains which have potential to inundate 80 per cent of the low-lying areas in the city.
GHMC to ban cellar excavations till August

GHMC to ban cellar excavations till August

Jun 03,2017 , 04:49 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to ban cellar excavations in the city till August. The civic body decided to issue notices to all the ongoing construction works with immediate effect. Officials said the corporation took this decision in order to minimise the loss of life during the onset monsoon. 
GHMC identifies mere 423 potholes in Hyderabad

GHMC identifies mere 423 potholes in Hyderabad

Jun 02,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Telangana
Despite many potholes in every nook and corner of the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) claimed that it had identified only 423 potholes in the civic body limits. The civic body officials asserted that the GHMC has filled as many as 95,800 potholes out of total 96,223 identified since June last year and spend about Rs 1,550 to fill each pothole. 
Smart addressing solution a non-starter

Smart addressing solution a non-starter

May 29,2017 , 04:46 AM IST | Reviews
The unique smart addressing solution for urban dwellings (USASUD) project of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has gone for a toss due to legal fight between two private agencies.
Cable bridge work on Durgam Cheruvu to begin in June

Cable bridge work on Durgam Cheruvu to begin in June

May 28,2017 , 04:57 AM IST | Telangana
The construction work of proposed cable bridge (hanging bridge) across Durgam Cheruvu, which connects Jubilee Hills Road No 36 and Road No 45 will start from second week of June. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), which is overseeing the project, has completed the drawing work for the project. The construction cost is estimated at Rs 184 crore.
Govt to tweak SIA rules soon

Govt to tweak SIA rules soon

May 26,2017 , 04:40 AM IST | Telangana
State government has decided to relax the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) rules in order to speed up the urban infrastructure projects like Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), 2BHK and others. 
Demolish dilapidated buildings or face action: GHMC

Demolish dilapidated buildings or face action: GHMC

May 25,2017 , 03:46 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to file criminal cases against owners who did not demolish dilapidated structure prior to the onset monsoon. The civic body took this decision to minimise the life loss. The corporation will first issue notices to all property owners who have been residing in dilapidated structures.
Hoardings pose grave threat

Hoardings pose grave threat

May 20,2017 , 04:14 AM IST | Telangana
Negligence on the part of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials exposed yet again. The civic body officials hand in glove with private agencies have given permission to hoardings (for which height should not exceed 40 feet from the ground) ignoring grave threat to the citizens. 
Fake attendance scam surfaces in GHMC

Fake attendance scam surfaces in GHMC

May 19,2017 , 04:39 AM IST | Telangana
Bio-metric attendance system has busted fake attendance scam in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. 
Hyderabad toilet scheme reeks of corruption

Hyderabad toilet scheme reeks of corruption

May 18,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Telangana
The construction of individual toilets under Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits is allegedly riddled with high level of corruption. Residents including Corporators and Standing committee members allege that ground level civic staff has been demanding higher amounts in order to sanction and allocate individual toilets. 
GHMC set to switch to CNG vehicles

GHMC set to switch to CNG vehicles

May 17,2017 , 04:34 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to phase out 187 garbage vehicles, which are above 15 years old and replace them with compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Officials claim that CNG vehicles improve city sanitation and reduce fuel consumption. In addition, they also decrease the pollution levels when compared to diesel vehicles. 
GHMC scanner on constructions

GHMC scanner on constructions

May 13,2017 , 02:47 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to monitor all ongoing constructions through risk based classification inspection mechanism. The mechanism aims at minimising the deviations and issue online occupancy certificate after the construction. 
GHMC to construct 20 baby ponds for Ganesh immersion

GHMC to construct 20 baby ponds for Ganesh immersion

May 12,2017 , 05:07 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) decided to construct 20 baby ponds for Ganesh immersion this year and would spend Rs 21.01 crore for the project. 
GHMC plans to pull down hoardings

GHMC plans to pull down hoardings

May 11,2017 , 04:22 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is contemplating to temporarily pull down the city hoardings, as India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted gales with a speed reaching up to 120 to 150 km per hour during April-May and November-December annually. 
GHMC in action mode to raze illegal buildings

GHMC in action mode to raze illegal buildings

May 10,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to demolish all unauthorised structures erected on the full tank levels (FTLs) of the 185 lakes present in the civic body limits.