1,600 Sacked GHMC Contract Workers to be Reinstated: KCR

Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday said that as many as 1,600 contract workers who were terminated from services by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for participating in municipal strike in July this year would be reinstated.

He issued directions to GHMC special officer B Janardhan Reddy to take back the terminated contract workers without any delay.

Addressing a meeting during the distribution of 2,000 garbage carrying auto tippers and 23 lakh garbage dust bins (wet and dry) at People’s Plaza on the Necklace Road here on Monday, the chief minister said that government was against taking any stringent action on the GHMC workers.

If contract workers have any issues, they can approach senior officials or ministers for getting their problems solved. Resorting to strike and causing inconvenience to people is not proper, the chief minister added.

He said the state government was making efforts to improve the civic infrastructure to make Hyderabad a global and a best liveable city and sought people’s cooperation in making the city clean and green.

Rao pointed out that during monsoon the streets turn into cesspools. To develop Hyderabad as a world-class city, about Rs 25,000 crore would be invested for development and creation of infrastructure for multi-level flyovers, grade separators and others soon with loan assistance from BRICS Bank. The bank provides assistance for infrastructure and sustainable development projects.

To deal with water crisis prevailing in Greater Hyderabad limits, the chief minister said two reservoirs would be constructed exclusively to meet the drinking water needs of Greater Hyderabad.

While 15 TMC reservoir will come up near Ramoji Film City, another reservoir with 15 TMC capacity will be built at Keshavapuram near Shameerpet lake. These two reservoirs totalling 30 TMC will store adequate quantity of water in the future to meet the drinking water needs of the city.

As part of Swachh Hyderabad, GHMC is distributing two dustbins each to the 25 lakh households in the city for collecting dry and wet garbage separately at a cost of Rs 42 crore. The scheme is said to be the first of its kind in the country aimed at segregating garbage at source.

The corporation will also provide dustbins of two colours to every household. The distribution of bins will be completed by the month-end. The CM distributed 2,000 auto tippers provided by the GHMC to collect garbage from houses. Another 500 trolleys will be provided under the initiative to improve sanitation in the second phase.

Source: The New Indian Express

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