GHMC demolishes 667 old buildings in city

Hyderabad: The GHMC has taken up various activities for monsoon preparedness and emergency plans to tackle during monsoon season. As part of preparedness, the GHMC took up survey to identify dilapidated structures in all circles and found 996 out of which 667 structures were demolished in the last three years.

The GHMC officials issued notices to owners/occupiers of the structures to vacate and demolished the buildings. A special drive will be conducted to demolish the most dangerous structures and a special attention was given on old compound walls, retaining walls etc. The emergency monsoon teams are kept ready in all the circle offices for tackling with waterlogging, inundation and problems of the low-lying areas.

The Instant repair teams – 79 for road repairs, Mini mobile monsoon emergency team with TATA ACE vehicle and labour – 120 nos., For carrying out dewatering of low lying areas 255 pump sets have been deployed this year as against 93 pump sets in 2017.

The Police Department identified 266 water logging points in 2017 and out of which 225 points belongs to GHMC and balance 41 points belongs to various other department like HMR, Grama Panchayath, HMWS&SB, National Highways, TSIIC etc., out of 225 points of GHMC 221 points have been attended and at balance 4 points works are in progress and it completed by next week. (NSS)