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Manual sweeping machines, power sprayers for GVMC

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The Hindu         04.08.2017  

Manual sweeping machines, power sprayers for GVMC

Collector Pravin Kumar and GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan at the inauguration of manual sweeping machines and power sprayers in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.  

Collector and GVMC Special Officer Pravin Kumar on Wednesday inaugurated manual sweeping machines and power sprayers. Municipal Commissioner M Hari Narayanan was present.

The German-made machines are aimed at improving sanitation and reducing workers’ grind.

The 20 machines and 10 sprayers will be distributed all over the city with emphasis on the core area comprising Zones 2, 3 and 4.

The machines will be used on important, end-to-end roads. While manual sweeping with broom covers one km of road in an hour, the machines can cover three to four km.

The sprayers have better reach and can also be used for aerial spraying. In phases, more machines and sprayers will be acquired, it was learnt.

Additional Commissioner (General) G V V S Murthi and Chief Medial Officer (Health) A Hemanth participated.

 

DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities

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The Times of India       22.07.2017

DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities

NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will float the tenders for developing three integrated sub-cities in Dwarka, Narela and Rohini next month and the work for Yamuna river front development will start by October 2.

The housing and urban affairs (HUA) ministry set these timeslines for DDA on Friday. It was also decided that all the three sub-cities will have the features of smart cities including round the clock water and electricity supply, 100% treatment of both solid and liquid waste, rainwater harvesting and smart lighting, to name a few. These sub-cities would be developed better than any city developed by private players in the National Capital Region, sources said.

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"DDA will invite bids in the second week of August. The authority has proposed to develop integrated cities with smart features on available vacant lands at Dwarka (200 hectares), Narela (218 hectares) and Rohini (259 hectares)," a HUA ministry official said. He added that the developers will be selected by October. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by HUA secretary Durga Shanker Mishra and DDA vice-chairman Uday Pratap Singh besides other senior officials.

DDA has assured the ministry to start Yamuna bank development works over 500 acres along Old Railway Bridge-ITO barrage stretch October 2. It was also decided that the road between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Connaught Place will be developed to global standards by March 2020. Final drawings for this will be approved by December. One of the four alignments proposed by the consultant will be finalised early next month.
 

GHMC to take up repairs in a day

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The Hindu         21.07.2017   

GHMC to take up repairs in a day

This stretch near Nampally Railway Station has commuters fuming.K.V.S. GIRI  

Only reputed firms to be called for pre-bid meeting

With the roads pockmarked with potholes and bitumen layer washed away due to the recent rains all over the twin cities, the government has decided to permit GHMC to take up extensive road repairs within a day of publication of tender notices “for extreme emergency works.”

The decision was taken following the request of GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy to the government to reduce the time line for taking up works considering that even a single delay in taking up emergency repairs to the roads or demolishing dilapidated structures would result in much more damage and much inconvenience to citizens.

As per the prevailing norms, the municipal corporation will have to wait for 14 days and another seven days of calling for tenders for issuing work orders and this was preventing the civic body from taking up emergency civic works, especially during the monsoon, he explained.

KTR reviews situation

Earlier in the day, Minister for Municipal Administration K.T. Rama Rao held a meeting the heads of various civic departments, including the HMDA, Hyderabad Road Development Corporation etc., and directed the engineering wings concerned to focus on road works for the next three months.

They were told to convert all the metal roads into cement roads to ensure the thoroughfares are more durable, withstanding the weather vagaries.

The cost for taking up such works should be studied and submitted to the government.

More consultants should be drafted for preparing the detailed project reports for the roads development and only reputed firms are to be called for the proposed pre-bid meeting to be held later this week.

Tenders should also be finalised as soon as possible, a press release said.

360 complaints

Meanwhile, the GHMC has claimed that it had received 360 rain related complaints of which 230 were resolved.

These include those relate to overflow of drains, water logging on roads, tree felling, power supply cut, manholes cover missing etc. About 51 of them were related to water board too.

Complaints were received from Dial 100, GHMC Call Centre 040-2111111, online and mobile applications.

 


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