KTR unhappy, seeks action

KTR unhappy, seeks action
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Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao expressed his displeasure over the progress of 100-day action plan implemented by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). He said that the challenge is in not chalking out action plans but to implement them.

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao expressed his displeasure over the progress of 100-day action plan implemented by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). He said that the challenge is in not chalking out action plans but to implement them.

The civic body will keep 105 monsoon emergency vehicles ready, wherein each vehicle would have a 5 KV generator, one high pressure pump, a chain saw, megaphone and safety kits

After inaugurating the emergency control room in GHMC head office building, the Minister said that to tackle disasters during the monsoon the comprehensive emergency control system would help in coordination with the fire prevention team, electricity department, police and the civic body for immediate rescue operations.

He said that citizens can dial 100 for immediate rescue operations from the departments concerned. Rama Rao stressed that the emergency number would be available during disasters and would exclusively work for the police in the remaining days.

The Minister further said that the civic body would keep 105 monsoon emergency vehicles ready, wherein each vehicle would have a 5 KV generator, one high pressure pump, a chain saw, megaphone and safety kits. Besides them, the GHMC would have 58 emergency teams at the zonal level and it would also use 28 teams formed by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage System.

Describing water stagnation as the worst enemy for the black top roads, he said that the civic body identified 130 water logging points and 12 static places like Raj Bhavan Road, where the water would be pumped out immediately.

He said that the road doctors which, would be used for filling the pot holes would respond within three hours of receiving the complaint. He asked officials to hold a convergence meeting for every 15 days during monsoon.

Cyberabad Commissioner C V Anand who was present at the inauguration said that they would use 25 cranes from Hyderabad commissionerate and 12 cranes from Cyberabad commissionerate, which are equipped with disaster management kits during the emergency.

Later, Rama Rao inaugurated three modernised slaughter houses at Ramanathapura, Amberpet and Bhoiguda, which were constructed at the cost of Rs 69.24 crore. He said that the prime objective of slaughter houses was to provide wholesome, hygienic and safe meat to citizens to avoid environmental pollution, wastage of by-products and to avoid undue cruelty to animals by using humane methods of slaughter.

He said that Chengicherla rendering plant works would be taken up in a short period and instructed GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy to take up the project on a priority basis. He opined that the city would need at least two rendering plant to process the waste from the slaughter houses.

The Minister appealed to the citizens not to open slaughtering in the lanes and by lanes and to utilise the modernised slaughter house with a minimum fee of Rs 100 per an animal.

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