'City will be spic and span'

Published on May 23, 2015 01:34:46 AM
Cities

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said that the city would be kept spic and span by transporting the garbage to the outskirts within two months by adopting comprehensive measures. Speaking at the Swachh Hyderabad thanks giving programme, he said that government would supply 2000 auto trollies to the unemployed to gather garbage from homes, shops and workplaces.

He informed that each house would be provided with two baskets for putting wet and dry garbage separately and made it clear that the city would be made clean with these measures. The Chief Minister said that the garbage gathered would be used to produce power. Explaining his plans to make the city clean, KCR said that the trucks would carry the garbage to the outskirts of the city, where it would be transported to other areas to produce compost.

Observing that the hanging electrical wires were causing accidents, he asked the officials to shift them from houses’ roof tops. He also directed the officials to avoid sewage water mixing with drinking water. The CM said that a policy would be finalised with the public representatives of the State on May 26 to remove encroachments on the city nalas, along with removing the blockages in the nalas for smooth flow of water.

Stating that he received many representations from people for houses during his city visits, in the past five days of Swachh Hyderabad programme, he said that government would construct two lakh houses for the poor in the city. KCR made it clear that houses would be built in the government lands, also including private lands if necessary. He said that the programme received kudos from other states and they were taking the programme as a model. “People have responded well. We will go to the colonies once in a month. We shall form Basthi Committees with 15 people,” the CM said.

Explaining the horrible situation of packed houses, he said that there were many encroachments in the city and houses were constructed like match boxes, leaving no place for planting plants. He further said that in Secunderabad around 8,000 to 10,000 people need houses, where there was no place for constructing houses. He said that many lands were illegally occupied, with maximum encroachments in Gurukul Trust lands, stating a need for regularising them.

He said that law and order situation should improve in the city and all representations of people made in the programme should be compiled. He also ordered to improve drinking water supply and sewage system, with each house having 35 TMC water from Godavari and Krishna rivers. KCR also ordered of using no posters in the city, laying power cables underground and final plans prepared for Haritha Haram programme.

In his address Governor ESL Narasimhan said that ministers and officials have shown lot of initiative in Swachh Hyderabad programme and complemented the CM for successfully carrying out the programme. He said that the CM has plans to address the problems being represented by the people. Chief secretary Rajiv Sharma, GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar and others participated in the programme.


“ The Swachh Hyderabad campaign is a much needed and a welcome move by the Telangana government. Hyderabad is a beautiful historic city with many national and international tourists visiting every year. The Swachh Hyderabad movement will enable enhance the tourism experience and raise the profile of Brand Hyderabad. Individuals should come forward to adopt and spread the message. Each one of us has a responsibility towards the city, the government has given us a platform and we should utilise this to bring a change. We should consciously keep in mind to not litter, and change our habits for the better. Eventually the combined efforts of the people and the government need to keep the city clean as we maintain our homes.”

- Debasis Chatterji, CEO, Netxcell Limited


“TiE Hyderabad supports Swachh Hyderabad campaign… It all starts with cleanliness! It is only with a smart environment that one can ensure efficiency and productivity through smart health, smart energy and smart mobility; ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ initiative from our Honourable Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is a step in the right direction to give impetus to and empower Hyderabad to become a smart city.”

- Safir Adeni, President, TiE Hyderabad


“The IT industry has always appreciated the fantastic infra we have had in the city. The Swachh Hyderabad campaign will take this to a new level both in terms of overall cleanliness, and in terms of realising this through community participation that may help alter our civic values”.

- Ramesh Loganathan,MD Progress Software & HYSEA President