Probably for the first time in its 59-year-old history, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has come up with a manifesto for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
Titled “Hyderabad Action Plan for 2016-2021”, the eight page MIM manifesto contains over 30 promises and brief history of party’s role in city’s development. The MIM has also released a fact-sheet of MIM’s presence in MCH and GHMC from 1959-2014 and another document on party’s achievements.
“MIM had emerged as single-largest party in 100-member MCH in 1986 and 2002. AIMIM retained this position in the old MCH limits (41 wards out of 100) though it ranked behind Congress and Telugu Desam Party in the 2009 GHMC polls. Out of the 15 years of the elected body, AIMIM held the mayor’s post for eight years – during 1986-91 and 2012-2014,” said the MIM in the introductory chapter.
“As the GHMC goes to the polls to elect a new body on 2nd February 2016, AIMIM has many ambitious plans on the anvil to ensure that all basic civic amenities are provided to every section of the citizens without burdening them with tax hikes. However, no effort will be spared to ensure that the GHMC realizes every rupee of tax that it should legitimately get from the citizens for the services they use. AIMIM has the vision and mission to make Hyderabad a world class city and in this direction it is making all-out efforts in every field – housing, poverty alleviation, development of infrastructure in all aspects of municipal activity and to make Hyderabad City clean and green with a safe and secure environment,” said MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi.
Asaduddin Owaisi said that the MIM would take up comprehensive civic infrastructure development in GHMC by incorporating the components of Greater Hyderabad Development Programme (GHDP) approved by GHMC and the Strategic Road Development Plan formulated by the State Government. Under the GHDP and SRDP, new multi-level flyovers, grade separators, skyways, elevated corridors, junction improvement works, foot over bridges, subways, multi-level parking lots, service roads, and road widening and peripheral road works are envisaged.
“MIM will ensure expeditious completion of Old City Package, Charminar Pedestrianisation Project and Mir Alam Tank beautification and development project. It will facilitate expeditious implementation of Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS) project to ease traffic congestion,” he said.
The party has also promised to construct more bus shelters and bus bays, replace existing streetlights with LEDs, revamp the solid waste management and construction and demolition waste management (garbage and debris clearance) with more mechanical sweeping units, modern transfer stations, waste-to-energy projects, C&DW processing plants etc., installation of 1500 RO (Reverse Osmosis) water plants in the slums and poor localities in GHMC to provide clean drinking water to the residents. (INN)