Hyderabad, Aug 2 (INN): Stating that the delay of works would not be tolerated, GHMC Commissioner MT Krishna Babu directed all the heads of various Government Departments to take up the responsibility while taking up road repairing works on priority.
The Commissioner held a coordination meeting with senior officials of APCPDCL, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Roads and Buildings, National Highways, Hyderabad Metro Rail on road maintenance works. He expressed his dissatisfaction over the road repairing works taken up by the various Departments even after completion of one week out of the promised / assured period (i.e., 15 days). He stated that even after completion of one week the works taken up are very tardy progress. He further directed the Engineers to talk and work like Engineers by giving constructive solutions and to monitor the progress of works personally (right from the cadre of Asst. Engineer to Superintending Engineer). He further warned the Engineers depending solely on contractors may end up in Disastrous career.
Krishna Babu further stated that he has visited the entire stretch last week along with Principal Secretaries and even after completion of one week the works are not up to the expectations of the higher authorities. The Commissioner informed that he along with Principal Secretaries will make a surprise inspection in the next week, if any slackness observed during the inspection disciplinary action will be initiated against the irresponsible officers.
The Commissioner directed all the heads of the departments to take up comprehensive stretch wise road repairs as the dry spell is continuing and directed to furnish the action taken report of road repairing works on every alternate day. He further directed the officials of HMWS&SB to submit the estimates of sanctioned works in one or two days. He further opined that there is every need for inter departmental coordination to take up road repair works on war footing basis.
Krishna Babu informed that GHMC has taken up improvement works in 1231 locations out of 2240 identified damaged locations in 17.719 kilometers out of 54.443 kilometers and a balance of 36.814 kilometers length of works to be attended.
D Ronald Rose, Additional Commissioner (Planning), NVS Reddy, MD, HMR, R. Dhan Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Manohar Babu, Director Operations, HMWS&SB, Prasad, CGM, APCPDCL and senior officials from APCPDCL, GHMC, National Highways and R&B have participated in the coordination meeting.