Mayor asks officials to gear up for Ganesh festival

Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Mayor Bonthu Rammohan on Tuesday asked the officials of various departments to gear-up arrangements for the ensuing Ganesh festival Immersion programme.

While speaking in the meeting with officials of various departments like, Police, TSPCL, HRCL, HMR, Revenue, R&B, etc., the Mayor asked them to provide better arrangements then last year by overcoming any shortfalls if any. Immersion of Idols should be completed before dawn as was done during last 2 to 3 years.

Further, he suggested that they conduct preparedness meeting at respective Commissionerate Zones concerned to have a better co-ordination between various stakeholders departments for above arrangements and R&B department to put up more efforts as most of the roads under R&B.

GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore said instructions issued to the sanitation wing to take up all necessary measures to lift garbage, left over waste as when formed during immersion process and after immersion. Further said bleaching powder and fly ash to be done and fogging operations enroute and at water bodies.

The S.E. Electrical is instructed to ensure all street lights glowing enroute of procession and Chief Engineer to look after road repair works and asked the HMRL officials to pay special attention where HMR works on going to get repair of pot holes and patch works and to remove construction materials all along the route from JBS to Secunderabad Station Road route.

The Commissioner further asked the TSPCL to provide Generators at the specific places as suggested by the CP Hyderabad., apart from arrangements done as per last year and also ensure the tree branches and low lying wires should not obstruct free movement of idols.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar suggested for removal of hoardings, cement barricades and for strong Barricading, sufficient cranes at Necklace Road and on Tank Bund and ensure driver of the cranes, mechanic and spare parts available at spot during the immersion processes for quick and smooth movement of vehicles and also for providing 80 watch towers and mobile toilets etc.,

HMWS&SB officials informed they are arranging 32 lakhs water sachets at various water camps, 2 lakhs more than last year, preventive measures on over flow of drainage and have super sucker machines ready to attend any emergency work.

HRDCL officials informed, that they sufficient stock of Shell Mac material to take up road repair works. Fire Department officials informed they are prepared as per the arrangement done in last year.

Zonal Commissioners Dasari Hari Chandana, Musharaff Ali, CP Rachakonda Mahesh Bhagawath, Vigilance Director Vishwajit Kampati and other senior officials of different departments were present in the meeting. (INN)

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