Pointing out that most of the roads in the city were being damaged due to continuous rainfall, Hyderabad Mayor Dr B Rammohan directed the Engineering Wing of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to take up the works pertaining to potholes immediately by deploying additional labour and teams wherever necessary.
The Mayor stated that though recarpeting of roads had been taken up before the monsoon, the roads were getting damaged due to continuous rains, which has inconvenienced a lot of citizens.
Speaking at an emergency meeting convened on the subject of road restoration works, Rammohan pointed out that the GHMC only had one BT Hot Mix Plant at Chudi Bazar and carrying the material to different parts of the city was causing delay.
After discussions with GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, the Mayor directed the officials to provide a temporary B.T Hot Mix plant at Yapral, Fathullaguda, Khaitlapur and other GHMC sites by calling short tenders, within three days, so that the plants can be established within 10 days.
Speaking at the meeting, the GHMC commissioner asked officials to coordinate with other bodies like the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), to ensure that restoration works are carried out effectively.
According to reports, the GHMC identified as many as 3,141 potholes, which have formed across the city and fixed 772 potholes, making additional efforts to fill up the rest.
In June, stating that it has deployed teams ready to tackle waterlogging, inundation and other problems that low-lying areas could face this monsoon, the GHMC had also said that several enforcement drives were conducted to remove encroachments on drains.
The GHMC has also deployed teams with all necessary equipment for road repairs and for dewatering low-lying areas with pump sets if there is waterlogging.
â€śThough the digging of roads has been banned by the GHMC due to the monsoon, the municipal body has been taking up work in some places, with all precautionary measures in place, without giving any problems to the citizens,â€ť the GHMC had said in a press release in July.