The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Wednesday said it would spend about Rs 75 crore to repair the crumbling roads in the city.
The Times of India reported:
As part of its plans, GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said there was work on 486 patches, criss-crossing 180 km of the city, which needed to be taken up on priority...The engineering wing of the civic body will in fact be given a training session on executing quality work.
"We will take the assistance of experts in IIT-Hyderabad, JNTU and Osmania University to ensure high quality work. Even the engineering wing of the civic body will be very alert on quality issues related to civic works...Anyone caught taking a bribe from a contractor will be dealt with very strictly," Reddy was quoted as saying.
The Hindu reported that some of the areas where the works will be immediately undertaken include Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Ministerâ€™s Road, Punjagutta, Yousufguda, and parts of Secunderabad.
"The works will also pose a challenge to the officials as they have to prevent traffic chaos. We will repair the roads mostly at nights. We will coordinate with the traffic police, water works and other departments so that the traffic flow is not disturbed. If we get permission from the traffic police, then we might take up repair works even during the daytime or on holidays,â€ť Subhash Singh, Chief Engineer, Maintenance, GHMC told the newspaper.
The recent rains that the state faced, have left many stretches in Hyderabad filled with potholes and crumbling roads.
Municipal administration minister K T Rama Rao has been on the receiving end of multiple complaints from across the city on social media and has promised to look into it, with the government considering a new master plan.