Hyderabad: The standing committee of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), on 17 December, gave its nod for a burial-cum-cremation ground for the Hindu, Muslim, and Christian communities.

The committee approved 14 agenda developments on Thursday, including the 2021-22 Fiscal Year Draft Budget Approval.

The municipal body has approved the construction of a 6.20 acres crematorium for Hindus, Muslims, and Christians in Fatullaguda, Nagol. It will include two crematoriums each for the three communities, an electric crematorium for the Hindus, and cemeteries for the Christian and Muslim communities, the officials said.

The GHMC standing committee meeting chaired by Mayor Bontu Rammohan also approved to implement increased drought allowance for pensioners from 1 July 2019. Other approvals include the acquisition of 15 properties for an 18m-wide road from St. Ann's School to NCL Enclave and the acquisition of 87 properties for the widening of 18-meter road from Gajularamaram to Srivenkateswara Association through Modi Enclave.

Various projects in the GHMC area were given approval, including acquisition of 16 properties for the 36m road widening from Nagol Nissan showroom to Bandlaguda from GHMC range to Central Groundwater Tattannaram, acquisition of five properties for extension of 30 meters road from Nokotel Hotel rear junction to Kookat Palli flyover, NAC to RUB Hitech, and the construction of three storm water drains in Capra Circle at a cost of Rs. 3.60 crores.

Meanwhile, the committee decided to cancel three property tax index numbers and approved proposals to apply outsourcing employees working in different categories in the EVDM category to a single category. It also approved the budget for the financial year.

For fiscal 2021-22, a budget of Rs. 5,600 crores has been proposed. A maximum of 32 per cent of the proposed estimated budget is Rs. 1,850 crores are expected to come, while 22 per cent funding is Rs. 1,224.51 crores are coming through loans and 17 per cent funding is Rs. 1,022.70 crores will come under fees and user charges. Also, 14 per cent funding is Rs. 770.51 crores will come under plan grants, 13 per cent funding is Rs. 652.10 crores will come under assigned revenue, three per cent funding is Rs. 189.69 crores will be available under regularisation fees, and one per cent funding is Rs. 66.20 crore will be received through other revenue sources. Rs. 22.84 crores will be received through contribution.

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