Minister KTR chairs 64th City Convergence Meeting to discuss and resolve civic issues in Hyderabad

Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K.T. Rama Rao chaired the 64th City Convergence Meeting held at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Office in Hyderabad on Monday.

The topics discussed at the meeting include finding site for dump yards in Rangareddy, Sangareddy and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts, action against private yards and dangerous transportation of Construction & Demolition waste, ambitious plan to beautify Musi and its surroundings, providing parking lots, improving garbage collection and other topics pertaining to the city.

Senior officials from MA&UD including GHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), Police department, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL) and others were present at the meeting.

Regarding finding dump yard sites in Rangareddy, Sangareddy and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts, the Minister said that the sites should not cause inconvenience to people and have to be selected considering the needs of Hyderabad for the next 50 years. KTR said that plans for the dump yards should be practical, optimizing land and its utility. Besides lands not fit for agriculture, abandoned quarries have to be considered too. The Minister asked for a report on dump yards at Pyaranagar, Khanapur and Dundigal to be submitted in a week.

The Minister asked officials to take action against private yards where construction and demolition waste is dumped.

Elaborating on the audacious plan for transforming the face of Musi and the area alongside it, KTR discussed construction of 14 bridges and an expresswaypressway over the river. He said that water from Kondapochamma Sagar to Osman Sagar will flow into Musi. The Minister asked for tenders to be called for the 14 bridges and that foundation stone for them will be laid soon.

Minister KTR asked police to take stern action against ganja peddling. The Minister suggested increasing vigil around pubs, hookah centers, schools, and farm houses.

The MA&UD Minister also asked the officials to prepare plans for Multi Level Parking. Vacant government lands and private lands in GHMC Limits have to be identified for the purpose. The Minister said that measures have to be taken to encourage non-motorized transport and to construct skywalks where necessary.

Satyavathi Rathod, Minister for ST Welfare, Women and Child Welfare, V. Srinivas Goud, Excise and Prohibition Minister, Errabelli Dayakar, Panchayat Raj Minister, Arvind Kumar, Special Chief Secretary, MA&UD, C.V.Anand, Hyderabad Police Commissioner, D.S.Chauhan, Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, Mayor, Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy, Deputy Mayor, D Ronald Rose, GHMC Commissioner, M Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, HMRL and others attended the meeting.