Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao today exhorted people to participate in the process of developing Hyderabad into a world class city.
Addressing a gathering as part of “Our City” program at LB Nagar segment along with Minister Mahender Reddy, MP Malla Reddy, MLAs R Krishnaiah, Teegala Krishna Reddy, Mayor B Rammohan, GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy and others, he said that unless the people involve the city development is not possible with all facilities. As per decentralisation process they plan to divide the city into zones and circles to ensure smooth governance he said.
The proposals will be sent to Chief Minister K Chadrasekhar Rao for his approval, KTR said. Those with 100 units of apartments are supposed to get an STP (sewage treatment plant) as per norms and contractor or builder has to take steps for that else will face action as per norms he said. Stating that the CM, Ministers or the leaders are just custodians for the people money and it is the government responsibility to spend the same for putting in place the best amenities and facilities to the core KTR remarked.
Ultimately the GHMC, HMDA and other departments are for providing basic amenities, facilities, infrastructure and law and order and better traffic movement using public money he said. However, the officials cannot do that job and it is for the people and local leaders should voluntarily participate in all programs of development he said. The people can get rid of the seasonal diseases by keeping their premises clean and throw dry and wet garbage into the dust bins set up at the street corner and can keep away from the mosquito menace by growing special plants being supplied by the officials free of cost.
He informed the gathering about how Tokyo the capital city of Japan is maintaining cleanliness without any room for dust bins as people abstain from throwing garbage on the roads. It was a feeling of getting slapped when a person replied to his query saying that de did not dirt the place by throwing anything. Such a scene cannot be created here overnight and it is essential for people to involve in the process for keeping our city clean the minister said.
A youth in a twitter asked me to rush GHMC men to clear small branches of trees fell due to rains or harsh winds a couple of days ago. Immediately I retweeted him saying that he could have removed them to a side instead of sending four photographs, he said. Thus, the people can remove them without wasting time for GHMC crew to arrive at the scene, he said. (NSS)