Author : Maddy Deekshith


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. 
GHMC to demolish 23 dilapidated markets

GHMC to demolish 23 dilapidated markets

May 07,2017 , 04:40 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to demolish 23 old markets which have been in dilapidated condition. The civic body officials say that the structures of these markets have become very weak and may collapse in the monsoon season.   
GHMC LED project to miss deadline

GHMC LED project to miss deadline

May 03,2017 , 03:31 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) locked horns with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) over the replacement of conventional streetlights with LEDs across the city. The civic body officials said the ESSL did not agree to take up the responsibility of replacing the existing cable network and maintenance. As a result, the project is likely to be delayed by another three months.
GHMC puts 2BHK project on fast-track

GHMC puts 2BHK project on fast-track

Apr 26,2017 , 05:02 AM IST | Telangana
In a major development, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has acquired another 104 acres of land in Medchal and Rangareddy districts to take up the double-bedroom project in city limits. The civic body will now construct 16,000 2BHK houses in 14 locations. The corporation officials said they would call for tenders on April 27.
HRDCL set up to improve road quality in Hyderabad

HRDCL set up to improve road quality in Hyderabad

Apr 23,2017 , 05:09 AM IST | Telangana
In order to enhance the quality of city roads, the State government has constituted Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited (HRDCL). The HRDCL would seek a loan amount of Rs 1,500 crore (from any agency or banks) for which the government will give the counter guarantee. During phase I the government has decided to handover 240 km roads to HRDCL. It has also released GO No 106 dated  March 1
Nala desilting works come to a grinding halt

Nala desilting works come to a grinding halt

Apr 20,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Telangana
The tussle between the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and private contractors has brought nala desilting works to a grinding halt. 
GHMC summer camps from April 24

GHMC summer camps from April 24

Apr 17,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is all set to start its annual summer coaching camps from April 24.
Rickety vans prove to be killers on the road

Rickety vans prove to be killers on the road

Apr 15,2017 , 01:14 AM IST | Telangana
Though several lives are being lost due accidents involving rickety garbage dumping vehicles of GHMC, the civic body does not seem to be taking any serious action. The latest in the list is the accident that took place near Trimulgherry on Thursday night in which four persons died on the spot.
Big push to rejuvenate city lakes

Big push to rejuvenate city lakes

Apr 10,2017 , 05:05 AM IST | Telangana
The city lakes are poised to get a facelift. The Lake Protection Committee (LPC) comprising GHMC, HMDA and Irrigation department has decided to adopt the ‘Natural Wet Land System’ and connect all feeder channels of the lakes. 
Ban on cellar constructions soon in Hyderabad

Ban on cellar constructions soon in Hyderabad

Apr 09,2017 , 02:41 AM IST | Telangana
No new cellars will be permitted in the core city areas of the city which are densely populated and have buildings close to each other.
GHMC digital number plan put on the backburner

GHMC digital number plan put on the backburner

Apr 03,2017 , 01:53 AM IST | Telangana
Unique Smart Addressing Solution for Urban Dwellings (USASUD) project in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits went for a toss due to legal fight among private agencies. The civic body finalised the tender of private agency, but it is now facing legal problem.  
No rent, no revenue: GHMC model markets in Hyderabad

No rent, no revenue: GHMC model markets in Hyderabad

Mar 31,2017 , 02:59 AM IST | Telangana
Despite tall claims, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is yet to hand over the newly-constructed model markets to private contractors even after completing their construction about nine months ago. 
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.