Prioritise sanitation on city outskirts

Prioritise sanitation on city outskirts
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Later, the Commissioner, who visited the beautification works at Lawson’s Bay Beach Park, asked the assistant director of horticulture department Damodar and executive director Sudhakar to make the park ready for inauguration by June 15.

Visakhapatnam: Municipal Commissioner Praveen Kumar, who visited the city outskirt areas abutting Madhurawada National Highway, including Sri Seshasai Residency, Ganeshnagar, Bapujinagar, Dockyardnagar, Adityanagar, Venkateswara Public School and Nagarampalem Master Plan Road on Wednesday, irked over the piled up garbage and poor sanitation at Ganeshnagar.

Residents of Dockyardnagar and Adityanagar complained to the Commissioner about the erratic water supply, the latter told them it was due to the pipeline blocks and the water supply will be restored in three days. He said that summer action plan has been chalked out with Rs 8 crore to desilt all major drains to stop overflowing from drains on to the roads during heavy rains.

Directing the sanitary staff to shift the heaps of desilted mud and garbage at Nagarampalem area to some other place, Praveen Kumar cautioned that payment of wages from the assistant medical officer (Publice Health) to the ordinary sanitary worker will be stopped if there was dereliction of duty. He asked the officials to prioritise sanitation on the city outskirts by taking special care as the rainy season is drawing near.

Lawson’s Bay Beach Park: Later, the Commissioner, who visited the beautification works at Lawson’s Bay Beach Park, asked the assistant director of horticulture department Damodar and executive director Sudhakar to make the park ready for inauguration by June 15. Praveen Kumar suggested to arrange more benches and shelters in Lawson’s Bay Park as it was being developed to attract as an alternative to the R K and Rushikonda Beaches to ease the rush. Zonal Commissioner Satyaveni, executive engineer Ramamurty, ACP Devakumar and other zonal staff accompanied the Commissioner.

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