Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has reiterated his vision to make Hyderabad a world-class smart city with suitable infrastructure.
Inaugurating a three-day workshop for TRS corporators at Pragati Resorts on Monday, Rao, who spoke for nearly three hours, stressed on the need to strenghten basic amenities like public toilets especially for women, vegetable markets, community hall, bus stops, safe drinking water and consistent power supply, provision for garbage removal and elimination of spill over debris from the corporations.
He also directed officials to eliminate red tape and unwanted procedures under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
Hyderabad needs a strong water drainage system to overcome cloud burst, thunderstorms, said KCR and called upon the corporators to be sensitive in urban land use.
Stating that people living in various regions of Hyderabad have given the corporators a clear mandate in the GHMC elections, Rao asked them to look after their electorate with utmost care and solve their problems.
KCR asked the corporators to tour Nagpur and Delhi to study the sanitation facilities provided there and later equate the same with Hyderabad.
“We can then make plans to develop Hyderabad that will suit the needs of future,” he said.
The Chief Minister stressed on the need for having a green cover to overcome the problems posed by urban concrete jungles. Drawing out the comparison of plantation matrix across the globe, he said the countries which have more trees will prosper well. He listed out the plants per person ratio in various countries like Canada having 8,953 trees, 4,461 trees in Russia and 716 trees in USA.
The corporators’ workshop is being organised by the Administrative Staff College of India in association with government officials and experts in the field towards making Hyderabad a world class and inclusive city. On Monday, the workshop was attended by the 99 TRS corporators elected to the GHMC. On April 13, the workshop will be for the corporators from Warangal, Ramagundam, Nizamabad, Khammam and Karimnagar. These corporators have been elected recently.
The conference is aimed at focusing on the aspects of better governance, citizens participation and civic services and plans to sensitise the elected corporators on this aspect.
The inaugural session was attended by Dy CM Mahmood Ali and other cabinet ministers including KTR, T Padma Rao, P Mahender Reddy, N Narsimha Reddy, T Srinivas Yadav and GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan.
Source: The New Indian Express