Hyderabad: A workshop for workers involved in maintaining the sewerage network in the city was conducted by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) here on Tuesday.
The workshop ‘Awareness Fortnight in Sewerage Operations’ will continue till August 30 and is one of the measures taken up this week to safeguard the life and health of workers. Other measures include social audit of sewerage management works and forming technical teams.
“To ensure that no one works under risky and dangerous circumstances, this programme has been started on the instructions of Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao,” said HMWSSB Managing Director Dana Kishore. The workers were briefed about Do’s and Don’ts to be followed while doing works related to sewerage management at the workshop.
Meanwhile, six technical teams equipped with jetting machines, sewer crocs, safety gear and advanced equipment, have been formed. “The teams consist of staffers who are experts in sewerage operations. They will be pressed into service at critical locations. The teams will also brief other workers as part of the 15 day programme,” said a HMWSSB official.