Hyderabad: To improve garbage collection from colonies, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) placed orders with Tata company for purchasing 500 autos and other vehicles, GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy said here.
Responding to concerns expressed by corporators at the GHMC council meeting on delays in lifting of garbage, Reddy said the vehicles were expected to be delivered within next 45 days.
Admitting that there were some problems, he said the civic body was leaving no stone unturned in clearing garbage quickly.
Plans were chalked out to educate people on segregating dry and wet waste with the help of swachh community resource persons, the Commissioner said, adding that GHMC had sought more funds from the Centre under the Swachh Bharat Mission for taking up of various works.
Earlier, several corporators complained of health problems being faced by the residents owing to the delay in clearing garbage by the swachh auto rickshaws. Some of them expressed their anguish over the apathetic attitude of officials in taking steps for clearing heaps of garbage piled in colonies.
While some corporators wanted the tricycles be given instead of auto rickshaws for collecting garbage from houses easily, others asked officials to enhance surveillance on those dumping waste in open places.
A few corporators brought to the notice of Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, who chaired meeting, the health problems such as dengue, malaria etc., faced by residents.
Nallakunta corporator Gariganti Sridevi sought to know more information about the number of Swachh autos provided for each ward and the action being taken against the vehicle owners who are not lifting garbage door-to-door regularly.