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GHMC to curb irregularities in issue of diesel coupons

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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is planning to curb irregularities in issuing of diesel coupons in Transport wing.

The heavy vehicles which are being used for lifting and transportation of garbage, the GHMC has introduced the issue of diesel through online system with effect from October 1 this year, said GHMC Commissioner & Special Officer Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy.

The officials of the Transport wing of the GHMC have observed that the system has started yielding good results. With an average of 4,000 litres per day, the GHMC is saving nearly 120,000 litres of diesel in a month which is worth around Rs. 60 lakh.

For lifting of garbage, the GHMC is deploying around 500 vehicles in which dumper bins, JCBs, Bobcots, including 25, 10 and 6 tonnes of lorries and around 200 of the vehicles which are more than 15 years old are also being utilised in the present fleet of the vehicles.

The GHMC is introducing auto tippers for lifting of garbage in the coming days in which this 15 years old vehicles will be disposed off through e-auction, after deploying the new Swachh auto tippers which will be force in the coming days in which about 25 to 30% of the expenditure of the transport wing will automatically come down and lot of budget will be saved in the Transport wing.

Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy said that the GHMC is also planning the existing fleet of vehicles to the RTC for the maintenance to have clear transparency and the same matter has been placed before Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao for which the CM has given green signal and necessary instructions have already been given to the RTC to take up maintenance works in the near future. In this contest the GHMC along with the RTC officials will have a coordination meeting among the two departments to discuss and to sort out the issues duly coming up with suggestions to take up the maintenance works. (INN)