Hyderabad as Global City in Bangaru Telangana
Hyderabad is 100 percent urban district, having the highest density of population in the state with 18,172 (per Sq.km), as against the State average density of population of 312 (per Sq.km).
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
Hyderabad is 100 percent urban district, having the highest density of population in the state with 18,172 (per Sq.km), as against the State average density of population of 312 (per Sq.km). The ten municipalities, which were part of Hyderabad urban agglomeration, have been merged with Hyderabad City Corporation to form Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). HMDA encompasses of a total area of 7228 sq.km covering all 16 mandals of Hyderabad district, 22 of Rangareddy, 10 of Medak, 5 of Nalgonda, 2 mandals of Mahaboobnagar district.
State government is focussing on mitigating serious challenges with urban related issues like in-migration, increase in slums, and increased pressure on basic amenities like housing, roads,water supply, sanitation,solid & electronic waste management, pollution, electricity and other issues like health care etc., in all urban areas in general and especially in GHMC areas, as more than half of the urban population lives in GHMC areas.
Important Schemes Operating in GHMC Areas
Two Bedroom Housing
Recognising that adequate housing is important for leading a dignified life; the present government has started “Two-Bedroom Housing” as a State flagship programme.The Pilot project has been taken up in IDH Colony, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad and completed in a record time offering the features of a 580 sft area, two bedrooms, two toilets and one hall and kitchen accommodation, with an estimated cost of Rs. 7.90 lakhs per unit. A total of 396 Units in 32 Blocks of G+2 pattern in 6 acres sites were identified and 276 SC, 31 ST, 79 BC & 10 minorities have benefitted from the project.
Slum Free Hyderabad
There are 1466 slums with approximately 18 lakh population in GHMC areas. The present government is committed to constructing 2.00 lakh double bedroom houses for homeless in the City, free of cost. Presently 48 locations have been identified for 25,000 beneficiaries in 25 constituencies. Foundation has been laid in 20 locations for 5986 units so far.
Rs.5/- Meal Scheme
The objective of this scheme is to provide affordable and hygienic food in hot condition to all walks of people – visitors / tourists / working class / students, etc, This is the first of its kind program by an Urban Local Body (ULB) and it has received good response from the citizens. So far 50 Centres (at major hospitals, bus stands, railway stations, labour addas) are being run successfully – providing 13000 meals a day. Food consists 450 grams of rice, 100 grams of Dal, Sambar and Pickle. More than 500 students have been availing this facility daily at Chikkadpally library.
Driver cum Owners (DCO) Program
The objective of “Driver Cum Owner” program is to provide an opportunity to the individuals who are in the field of driving, to become the proud owner of the vehicle. Presently 408 persons have benefitted from this program and 2500 applications are under process for allotment of Auto Tippers
Water Supply in GHMC Areas
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is in charge of Water Supply & Sewerage service in GHMC area. The service area is 688.20 Sq.kms. At present HMWSSB supplies drinking water to Hyderabad &Secunderabad City and to the Surrounding Municipalities of GHMC areas and also provides Bulk water supply to the Cantonment Board, Osmania University, MES, Railways, Industrial units etc.
The availability of water supply network varies from 50 to 95% in different constituencies and the availability of sewerage network varies from 30 to 98% in different constituencies. There are about 8.66 lakhs water supply connections of which 694779 domestic, 142603 domestic slums, 1457 industry, 25737 commercial and 1473 bulk connections.
Godavari Drinking Water Supply Project Phase-I:
HMWSSB has taken up the Godavari Drinking Water Supply Project Ph-I to augment 172 Mgd at a cost of Rs.3,375 Crores for main Project and Rs.350 Crores for Ring Mains Project totalling to Rs.3725 Crores. As on 18-12-2015, 86 MGD was being drawn and balance 86 MGD will be drawn by March-2016.
Krishna Drinking Water Supply Project Phase-III:
The government has approved the project proposals of Krishna Drinking Water Supply Project Ph-III to provide 90 Mgd from the river Krishna, Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir, at a cost of Rs.1670 Crores. The Project has been fully commissioned since18th Nov’2015 for withdrawal of 90 Mgd of water to supply daily in the core city and improving the rate of water supply in peripheral circles of GHMC.
HMWSSB has taken up 11 projects under JnNURM at a cost of Rs.2,002 Crores for improvement of water supply & sewerage infrastructure. The completed projects outcomes are providing the improved water supply and sewerage facilities in each project zone area of GHMC.
Malkajgiri Water Supply Project:
Under the Municipal Development Project, the comprehensive water supply services improvements project for Malkajgiri Circle of GHMC is taken up at a cost of Rs.338.54 Crores. The project envisages the creation of required storage reservoirs, providing inlet, outlet and distribution network & metering etc. for the entire Malkajgiri circle. The Project Works are likely to be completed as per the agreement schedule by May 2016.
Water Supply Distribution Network Projects for Peripheral Circle:
The Government has accorded administrative sanction for “Water Supply Distribution Network Project for the Peripheral Circles of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation” at a cost of Rs.1900 Crores. On completion of the scheme, equitable water supply distribution will be ensured in entire GHMC area.
GHMC is one of the biggest city corporations in India. It is spread over 625 Sq. Kms with a population of nearly 1 Crore, including floating population. The city is generating about 4000 MTs of garbage daily. Swachh Hyderabad Programme was conducted from 16th May 2015 to 20th May 2015. Rs.200.00 Crore worth of civic infrastructure works was identified during “Swachh Hyderabad” campaign. Important achievements’ of the campaign are as follows
A total 5096 works were identified, out of which 1615 works have been completed and 1007 works are under progress in GHMC, in addition to this 120 works are under progress with HMWSSB.
2000 Auto Tippers are planned to be distributed to improve waste collection mechanism. 1572 Auto Tippers have been distributed and the rest will be distributed by March 2016.
44.00 lakh two colored dust bins are being procured for distribution to all the 22 lakh households in the city free of cost; 33.86 lakh bins have been distributed so far& the balance 10.14 lakh households will be given the bins by the end of March 2016
12 New Transfer Stations are being developed in addition to the existing 13 transfer stations. 11 MW Waste to Power unit are getting ready for operationalisation at Bibi Nagar, which will utilize about 1100 MT garbage per day.
It is proposed to construct 200 Public Toilets for the convenience of the citizens within the GHMC limits. The primary objective is to control public urination and maintain hygiene conditions in public places. Presently work is in progress on 100 public toilets.
White Topping of Roads
The concept of “composite paver” was introduced for the first time in the State (July 2015) and a one km stretch from City Central Mall to Zohranagar in Banjara Hills was taken up for white topping.It is proposed to take up 400 lane KMs of white topping in City within next one year. And 8 works have been tendered with an outlay of Rs.18.06 Crores.
Strategic Road Development Project (SRDP)
The objective of this project is to make Hyderabad a world class city by providing conflict-free corridors for free movement of traffic, with an estimated cost of Rs.20,760 crores. This project plans for 5 skyways, 11 Major Corridors, 68 Major roads, 1400Km long roads, and 54 flyovers.The project is in fast track mode and the government has accorded administrative sanction for works worth Rs.4,051 crores in the first phase.
G. Rajendera Kumar