Hyderabad: The Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) has issued a government order (GO) imposing penalties against unauthorised/dangerous transportation and illegal dumping of debris in Hyderabad.

According to the GO, issued by Principal Secretary (Urban) Arvind Kumar, the offender in such cases will be fined with Rs 25,000 for the first offence. The second offence will incur Rs 50,000, and Rs 1 lakh fine will be imposed for the third offence, along with the seizure of the vehicle. In addition, a penalty of Rs 50,000 would be imposed against the establishment behind construction-waste dumping after each offence.

The initiative was taken after a Hyderabad resident raised this issue with MAUD & IT Minister KT Rama Rao. Taking to Twitter, Vinod Reddy from Hyderabad tweeted, “Common sight on ORR service roads. How safe are people driving behind these trucks? Is anyone watching? Something needs to be done before anything disastrous happens! @KTRTRS @trspartyonline.”

Reacting to Vinod’s complaint, KTR instructed concerned officials and asked them to take necessary actions against this. He also suggested officials seize such vehicles with the help of RTA authorities and police officials.

KTR tweeted, “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Request @arvindkumar_ias to issue instructions to @HMDA_Gov and @CommissionrGHMC to control these dangerous vehicles plying on roads. Suggest that you seize these vehicles with the help of RTA and Police.”

The MAUD also decided to impose hefty fines against offenders after many such incidents were reported to GHMC about the movement of unauthorised/dangerous transportation and illegal dumping of debris.

In a recent incident, Chandanagar GHMC Deputy Commissioner had imposed a Rs 2.5 lakh fine on Dolphin Builder in Miyapur for dumping waste materials and debris on roads and for not cleaning the stagnated water inside the construction site.

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