Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Hon’ble Home Minister Sri.Mohammed Mahmood Ali, H.w.Mayor Smt. Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi Hon’ble Dy.Mayor Smt. Srilatha Shoban Reddy and Commissioner held a review meeting with the Engineering officials on the desilting of Nalas in GHMC.
During the review meeting on the progress of desilting works, Hon’ble Minister T.Srinivas Yadav, instructed the officials to speed the desilting of nala works as the monsoon already entered in the state. Further, instructed ZC, DCs, CE, SEs, EEs to inspected the progress of works regularly, in the field so that actual progress of work can be seen and also it improves the work efficiency.
Earlier, Commissioner GHMC Sri.Lokesh Kumar apprised to the Hon’ble Ministers on desilting works that so far desilting works completed in 256 drains at an estimated cost of Rs.44.45 Cr with a target length of 221.04 Kms mechanically and 663.11 Kms manually (Total 884.15 Kms). As on 08.06.2021 830.4Kms 94% drains have been de-silted 620.17 Kms manually and 209.86 Kms mechanically.
The Minister asked the officials to conduct a survey on encroachments all along nalas and lakes, so that they can be evacuated by rehabilitating them in 2BHk housing. Further the Hon’ble Minister suggested to prepare a plan and prepare estimates for permanent solution to prevent inundation, instead of repeating the same works and wasting public money, also suggested to use latest machinery in desilting works where ever possible and minimize the deploying of manpower, keeping in view of safety of workers , as it is not feasible in such works.
The Minister informed it is proposed to conduct a workshop under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister Sri. K.Taraka Rama Rao on nalas improvement and development, to prevent encroachments so that a good environment condition prevails and a liveable city for citizens. CPRO, GHMC.