Hyderabad: A proposal to set up refrigerators at 10 different places across the city where leftover food from functions and hotels could be stored and distributed to the poor and needy was approved by the Standing Committee of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) here on Thursday.
The committee meeting, which was chaired by Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, also gave the nod to a proposal to acquire 21 properties for widening of the carriageway to 30 metres on the Anandbagh Railway crossing road.
It was also decided to pay Rs.5.13 crore towards compensation for seven property owners for land acquisition for the Kamineni-LB Nagar Junction multi-level flyover. Another proposal pertaining to improvement of the Medikunta Cheruvu near Nanakramguda junction by Phoenix Group under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was also approved by the Standing Committee.
During the meeting, the committee also approved the civic body’s draft budget of Rs.6,150 crore for the financial year 2019-20. GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore and other senior officials also participated in the meeting. The overall budget, including the estimates for GHMC funds and those for major projects of other corporations assigned to GHMC has been put at a whopping Rs.11,538 crore.
In the proposed budget of Rs.6150 crore, a major share of Rs.3,342 crore is meant for capital expenditure and Rs.2,808 crore is earmarked under revenue expenditure. The revenue surplus is expected to be Rs.402 crore. In the new budget, emphasis was laid on housing projects, roads, water supply and SRDP and the corporation setting a tax collection target of Rs.1694 crore for itself.
After the Standing Committee approval, the draft budget will be placed before the GHMC’s general body for debate, after which it will be forwarded to the State government for final approval.