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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

GHMC Commissioner Ronald Ross Takes Swift Action Following Canal Tragedy


HYDERABAD– The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner, Ronald Ross, wasted no time in responding to the recent tragedy involving a woman who fell into the Hussain Sagar surplus nala. During his inspection of the site, accompanied by MLA Mutha Gopal, Commissioner Ross visited several localities, including Maruti Nagar, Damodar Sanjivaiah Nagar, Gandhinagar, and Ashok Nagar Colony.

MLA Mutha Gopal highlighted the need for a higher retaining wall on both sides of the canal, a concern promptly addressed by Commissioner Ross. He instructed officials to prepare proposals for the construction of the retaining wall and stressed the importance of identifying structures, such as houses and dilapidated buildings, on the nala’s retaining wall. The town planning authorities were directed to submit a comprehensive report on the buffer space required for this construction.

During the inspection of the canal at Sabarmati Bridge in Gandhinagar, Commissioner Ross noticed unauthorized extensions on the retaining wall. He ordered the immediate removal of these structures, ensuring compliance with his directive.

In another development concerning the enhancement of Indira Park, Commissioner Ross instructed UBD officials to commence proposed works without delay. Additional Commissioner V Krishna was tasked with expediting the project’s completion and forming a committee that includes representatives from the Walkers Association to gather opinions and ensure the feasibility of beautifying Indira Park.

The Commissioner’s dedication to improving waste management was evident during his visit to the Gowshala in Kavadiguda. He ordered measures to prevent the dumping of plastic waste in nearby open spaces.

Additionally, Commissioner Ronald Ross issued a crucial directive regarding manholes under GHMC limits. He emphasized that no one should open a manhole during rainy conditions due to the risks it poses. To address any floodwater-related issues, he urged citizens to contact the GHMC helpline at 040-2111 1111. GHMC staff will take responsibility for opening, cleaning, and closing manhole lids, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone.

Commissioner Ross’s swift and proactive response to these concerns reflects his commitment to the safety and development of Hyderabad’s residents.


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