Damaged roads, diseases, and plastic — GHMC’s post-monsoon agenda

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 Sep 2019 3:11 PM GMT
Damaged roads, diseases, and plastic — GHMC’s post-monsoon agenda

Hyderabad: Hyderabad received another round of heavy showers on the last day of the month. September ended with rainfall amounting to 6 cm in certain pockets of the city. Shaikpet, Serilingampally, Kukatpally and many areas in the western zone registered high rainfall.

The afternoon rainfall resulted in hampering the flow of traffic during peak office hours on Monday. Due to heavy rains, many trees collapsed on parked cars, and traffic cops and monsoon relief teams were found de-watering stagnation points.

The incessant rains received in the last week have caused damages to city roads, and new potholes have been identified. GHMC has announced repair works, but only after the rains have receded.

Speaking about measures taken, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar said, “The re-carpeting of damaged roads will be taken up after a week. Daily about 50 to 60 tons of bitumen is generated to repair potholes. Besides this, fogging has been done for around 1.25 lakh houses to control seasonal diseases.”

In connection to dengue cases, he says, “GHMC is taking effective measures such as fogging, spraying vulnerable places prone to larvae breeding, awareness campaigns at local bastis, schools, and health camps in slums.”

GHMC claims that over 1,043 dengue cases have been reported in the city. However, the numbers are debatable. “For the past couple of days there are about 40 dengue cases daily when compared to 100 to 120 cases in the past,” Lokesh added.

Apart from this, on October 2, GHMC authorities plan to implement the ban of single-use plastic actively. The municipal body has mapped special drives to check on its use.

Also Read: https://newsmeter.in/ghmcs-mission-mosquito-gains-momentum/

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