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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. 
Outdated info on GHMC website

Outdated info on GHMC website

Jan 20,2017 , 05:48 AM IST | Telangana
Despite tall claims of maintaining transparency and adopting technology to transform Hyderabad in to a global city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's official website continues to provide outdated information and wrong contact numbers. The website has not been updated for the past three months.
GHMC collects trade licence fee to meet target

GHMC collects trade licence fee to meet target

Jan 19,2017 , 05:54 AM IST | Telangana
Having succeeded in meeting only 50 per cent of its target, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has now decided to focus attention on collection of trade licence fee. 
Corrupt civic babus under lens

Corrupt civic babus under lens

Jan 13,2017 , 06:27 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has instructed all Head of Departments (HODs) to curb corruption in their respective wings or else face demotion. 
Now, home-office for Hyderabad Mayor

Now, home-office for Hyderabad Mayor

Jan 11,2017 , 05:02 AM IST | Telangana
It’s now the turn of the city Mayor to move to a new residence-cum-camp office.  If everything goes fine, Mayor of Hyderabad B Rammohan will shift to a plush camp office by mid 2018.
Pay penalty for peeing in public

Pay penalty for peeing in public

Jan 09,2017 , 05:32 AM IST | Telangana
But, the GHMC is yet to meet the Swachh Bharat norms to provide one public toilet for every 25 women and 50 men. When asked about it, the officials said the GHMC was taking measures to provide toilets. They argued that unless they started taking action against open urination it would not be possible to enforce discipline.
GHMC moots shutdown of weekly markets

GHMC moots shutdown of weekly markets

Jan 08,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Telangana
Meenakshi Shailender Kumar of West Marredpally, Ratnakumari of Sainathpuram and Haseena Begum of Toli Chowk just need to hop out of their house to get their weekly quota of veggies. 
More meetings lead to less output

More meetings lead to less output

Jan 06,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials have been spending more time on review meetings rather than executing various works at the ground level. 
70 pc staff in GHMC corrupt

70 pc staff in GHMC corrupt

Jan 04,2017 , 02:50 AM IST | Telangana
Shadow teams constituted by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have revealed that over 70 per cent of the ground-level staff indulge in corruption and even threaten the residents if they refuse to pay the bribes.
GHMC, HMDA spar over cash cows

GHMC, HMDA spar over cash cows

Jan 01,2017 , 04:23 AM IST | Telangana
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) have locked horns over maintenance of parks and flyovers, with revenues being the bone of contention. 
Hyderabad: Ride on flyovers back-breaking

Hyderabad: Ride on flyovers back-breaking

Dec 31,2016 , 02:46 AM IST | Hans
The flyovers constructed in Hyderabad with an aim to ease traffic snarls are turning into back breakers for the commuters particularly those who travel by two wheelers.
GHMC to levy penalty on illegal structures

GHMC to levy penalty on illegal structures

Dec 26,2016 , 05:14 AM IST | Telangana
The GHMC conducted a preliminary survey and identified that there are as many as 1.2 lakh structures erected on arbitrated lands (constructed unauthorised on private lands, lands under Urban Land Ceiling, Endowment lands, Wakf land and others). The civic body has decided to issue demand notices and levy 100 per cent property tax according GO 299, which was released on Tuesday. The corporation wou
GHMC finds way to check menace

GHMC finds way to check menace

Dec 26,2016 , 01:29 AM IST | Telangana
Talking to The Hans India, the officials said that to curb such practices, the GHMC has on its own taken up a re-survey of certain properties, where the senior officials felt that they could have been underassessed.
Clear tax dues for road repairs, streetlights

Clear tax dues for road repairs, streetlights

Dec 23,2016 , 01:28 AM IST | Telangana
In a move fraught with the risk of tarring taxpayers and defaulters with the same brush, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is contemplating to introduce a rule under which it may not even take up works like repair of roads and streetlights etc., unless 90 percent of the people in the area concerned have cleared their property tax dues.
GHMC picks up sky-walk project, after HMR walks out

GHMC picks up sky-walk project, after HMR walks out

Dec 21,2016 , 03:35 AM IST | Telangana
It is a case of too much on its plate. The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) saddled with the slow pace of work has backed out of the constructing the 1-km sky-walk between Rathifile bus stop and Gurudwara at Secunderabad. 
GHMC mulls issuing licences to masons, plumbers

GHMC mulls issuing licences to masons, plumbers

Dec 16,2016 , 06:11 AM IST | Telangana
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is considering a proposal to emulate the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation and make it mandatory for the builders to hire the services of only licensed plumbers and masons.