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Stringent measures to curb dumping of debris

Stringent measures to curb dumping of debris
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GHMC has decided to curb the dumping of construction debris on roads, drains and ponds by imposing heavy fines and by filing cases on the violators in Greater Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: GHMC has decided to curb the dumping of construction debris on roads, drains and ponds by imposing heavy fines and by filing cases on the violators in Greater Hyderabad. The city Mayor Bonthu Rammohan has taken the decision, as part of the steps taken in review of the building waste disposal in the city.

The mayor said that there are nearly 2,000 private vehicles to transport the construction waste in the city, i.e., at least 500 metric tonnes of waste is being thrown on roads every day. The construction of building waste re-cycling plants is already in progress and many places have been selected for the establishment of such recycling plants for the purpose of depositing the structural wastes.

All the transportation vehicles of the construction waste in the city are to be registered at the GHMC, and the location to dispose the construction materials should be specifically identifiable. Apart from this, the specially set up C&D vehicles of the GHMC will move the construction waste.

The mayor ordered the authorities to examine the possibility of seizing vehicles that dispose construction waste and also the authority to provide GHMC engineering and medical officers, police and revenue officers to register cases. He also said that the GHMC would receive information from the citizens for the illegal transportation of structural waste.

Mayor Rammohan said that a joint meeting with the police and revenue officials would soon be in place with the GHMC officials regarding the regulation on disposing of building waste illegally.

The contractors and builders were strictly ordered to not to dispose the construction waste on the roads, drains and ponds. The mayor recalled that after Delhi, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, only Hyderabad has the special teams to remove the most problematic building waste from the public places. The GHMC has decided to charge Rs 360 per ton as user charge to move the building waste, he added.

The mayor on Tuesday met the GHMC Additional Commissioners, Shruti Ojha, Vigilance & Enforcement Director, Vishwajit, chief engineer Suresh, SE Koteshwar Rao, CTO Mohan Singh, C&D Department Executive Engineer Srinivas Reddy and others regarding plan on removal of building waste.

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