Hyderabad: Aimed at addressing citizens grievances at the municipal circle level, the Mana Nagaram programme will be launched at Qutbullahapur circle on December 16, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister (MA&UD) Minister KT Rama Rao said.
Rao flagged off construction and demolition debris trucks on Tuesday and described it as yet another initiative to ensure sanitation in the city. Apart from green capping the Jawaharnagar dumpyard, works for the landfill and removal of the stench were being taken up at a cost of Rs 140 crore, he said. Two more sites were being identified for dump yards. A 20-MW waste-to-energy plant project is also being launched and works have started already, he said.
In the last edition of Swachh Survekshan rankings, Hyderabad fared much better than other metros of the country. The city needs to compete with the best in the world and people should support the civic body in keeping the city neat and clean, he said.
Hyderabad is making rapid strides in different fields and, as per CBRE real estate consultancy, office space consumption was 30 lakh square feet in 2015-16. This is expected to increase to 75 lakh square feet in the 2017 fiscal. This indicates that Hyderabad is attracting investors and providing a lot of employment, the Minister said.
There also has been remarkable development in power and water supplies, and law and order in the city. There were days when water used to be supplied once in three days and power supply was also an issue, but that is not the case anymore, he said. “We are happy to announce that from January, 24-hours power supply will be made available to farmers,” Rao said.
The Minister however admitted there were few areas where traffic and roads need focus. The launch of Hyderabad Metro Rail has made a good beginning with over 1.20 lakh commuters travelling a day. By next June, other corridors will be also completed and once the entire project is complete, over 15 lakh passengers will use the facility every day, Rao said.