Hyderabad: After taking up demolition of illegally occupied footpaths in city, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has set its focus on clearing out encroachments of cellar and stilt in commercial establishments. For the next three weeks, GHMC will conduct special drive to remove the encroachments on main stretches in Hyderabad. Accordingly, officials are now identifying cellars and stilts which have been encroached.
GHMC Vigilance and Enforcements wing is focussing on this issue and will conduct a special drive in the areas where the traffic is substantial.
GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said that if a building does not have the required permission, without giving notice, the cellars and stilts will be cleared of encroachments. GHMC officials said that building owners have turned their cellars and stilts into shops and godowns and if these are removed, then parking facility can be created and traffic jams will be reduced at these places.
NTPC donates Rs 2.45 crore
NTPC has handed over a cheque of Rs 2.45 crore to GHMC planning wing for developmental activities in Charminar as part of Iconic Project. It has already allotted Rs 8.19 crore for taking up beautification and swachh programmes besides providing basic amenities and battery vehicles at Charminar.
Innovation cell formed
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Wednesday established ‘Innovation cell’ to take up studies and implement new innovations in the corporation and entrusted the responsibility to Additional Commissioner Mohammed Musharraf Ali. GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said that the new wing will study advanced innovations being implemented at national and global level and explore possibility of implementing such good practices in Hyderabad.