Road repairs to be completed by month-end

City Convergence Meeting resolves to get restoration works done before monsoon.

By Author  |  Published: 20th May 2017  11:05 pm
Road Repairs
Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: The City Convergence Meeting attended by heads of different departments on Saturday resolved to have the recarpeting and restoration of dug-up city roads done by the end of this month. To ensure safety on the roads, it was also decided to arrange for road markings, reflectors and divider blocks on all important stretches.

The meeting, which was held on Saturday following instructions of the Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao to be convened every 15 days for the coming monsoon season, was attended by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) Managing Director Dana Kishore, Cyberabad Traffic Additional CP Ravinder and others.

Other decisions included completing 70 per cent restoration of the 850km road length for drinking water supply works taken up on the outskirts with Hudco funds, according to a press release. For the purpose, coordination at the field level among the GHMC, HMWSSB and Traffic officials was also stressed.

Janardhan Reddy directed the engineering wing officials to identify vulnerable water stagnation points and come up with short, mid and long term strategies to tackle them. He also suggested appointing local residents as road volunteers and to have one volunteer for every 100 metre.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) was told to clear the piled-up construction debris along the project route on a priority basis.

Officials of the National Highways wing told the convergence meeting that most of the road stretches under them were already being attended to. Except for 12 km, the remaining 85.5 km road stretches with the NH were recarpeted and made pothole-free.

On monitoring of hygiene and quality at the city eateries, the GHMC Commissioner said a separate mobile app has been introduced and urged for coordinated inspections for better results.

On the World Environment Day on June 5, the Union government under the Swachh Bharat initiative is launching a countrywide campaign on segregation of dry and wet garbage waste. Stating this, The GHMC Commissioner requested all heads of the departments to participate in the campaign. The traffic police were also requested to take up awareness on the waste segregation at traffic junctions.