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Yesterday’s GHMC public bogs are at present’s outlets!

Hyderabad: 1000’s of public bogs, like those close to Saroornagar lake and at Jubilee Hills Highway No. 45, which had been lacking publish GHMC elections have

now been transformed into outlets.

The civic physique had in January 2019 claimed that about 7,800 public rest room seats have been put in at 3,500 areas in its jurisdiction, which might be enhanced to 10,000, a goal set by the State authorities. It additionally claimed Hyderabad has the very best variety of public bogs amongst all Indian cities.

Though the ten,000 seats goal was to be accomplished by January, there was appreciable delay due to Covid-19. Officers knowledgeable GHMC that the remaining 2,200 and odd rest room seats can be put in quickly and that tenders to execute the works had been floated.

Many of the amenities have been put in on a ‘construct function and switch’ foundation involving completely different businesses. In the meantime, the company has entrusted their upkeep and maintenance to completely different businesses, together with some self-help teams.

The GHMC has been spending round Rs. 3,500 per seat monthly for an total annual expenditure of about Rs 22 crore to Rs 25 crore. Of the 6,000 new public bogs, round 1,000 have been put in in LB Nagar zone, 1,000 in Kukatpally zone, 1,034 in Charminar zone, 1,000 in Serilingampally zone, 905 in Khairatabad zone and 1,032 in Secunderabad zone.

After the preliminary enthusiasm to perform the bold initiative inside the deadline, the company made a U-turn instantly after the GHMC polls and Swachh Suverkshan survey in 2020. Their reasoning has been that too many public bogs on the footpaths and arterial stretches weren’t an excellent augury. The argument goes {that a} public rest room after each 500 metres not solely provides a shoddy look to town but in addition is hard to take care of.

Mockingly, the highest bureaucrat who instructed the company authorities to arrange public bogs is identical one who referred to as for his or her elimination. Following his diktat, over 1,000 public bogs have since been eliminated at Baghlingampally, Uppal, Mettuguda, Sangeet highway, Panjagutta, LB Nagar and Moosarambagh, amongst different areas.

Responding to the difficulty, a senior civic official, requesting anonymity, instructed Deccan Chronicle that the company has eliminated over 2,000 bogs as they had been obstructing actions of pedestrians. He mentioned that the others have been mendacity vacant because the GHMC polls as personal businesses didn’t flip as much as keep them.

On many bogs being transformed into outlets, the official mentioned that nothing has come to his discover and they’d provoke motion if they arrive to know of such developments.



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