GHMC Commissioner Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy on Monday directed the staff to inspect all catch pits and manholes in the city and carryout repairs wherever needed on priority basis.
The GHMC Commissioner held a teleconference with all the Engineering officials and said that there are 470,000 manholes and catch pits in the GHMC limits. Of them, 270,000 are maintained by the GHMC while remaining 2 lakh are with the HMWS&SB. In view of heavy downpours expected in the coming days, he said there was a need to cover the manholes and catch pits on priority basis to prevent any untoward incident.
Dr. Janardhan Reddy directed all the engineering officials and also sanitary field assistants to carryout inspections in their jurisdiction and see that works are taken up on priority.(INN)