Probe soon over missing building permission files: CM | Hyderabad News


HYDERABAD: Chief minister A Revanth Reddy on Friday said vigilance probe would be initiated within 15 days in Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) as several files on building permissions have gone missing from the two offices.
In a marathon four-hour meeting with officials of HMDA, GHMC and water board late in the evening, the CM warned officials to pull their socks up to deliver citizen service while giving a list of directives including water supply during summer, sanitation in the city, preservation of lakes and appointments of municipal corporation commissioners.
The CM said building approvals were given on paper without following the online procedure and all officials involved in it will be sent packing. Officials were directed to prepare a list of building permissions that were given without following the online system.
Instructing officials to prepare an online data of 3,500 lakes/water bodies and use CCTV cameras to prevent encroachment, the CM said: “How can the lake data be deleted from HMDA website? Ensure that the data of all the lakes is put up on the website at the earliest. Categorise the lakes located outside the ORR into clusters.”
The CM directed officials to ensure there was no shortage of drinking water to the city and prepare plans to draw water to the city from Mallannasagar, Kondapochamma and Ranganayaka Sagar.
“Prepare drinking water supply plans for Greater Hyderabad keeping in view the requirement for the next 50 years,” he said.
He expressed shock at being informed that newly created 85 municipalities did not have regular commissioners and directed special chief secretary (finance) Ramakrishna Rao to see that Group-I officers were appointed to the posts. IAS officers should be appointed as commissioners to the new municipal corporations, he said. He also asked officials to make arrangements for playgrounds in Greater Hyderabad.
Ensure water supply to every hamlet in summer: Revanth | page 5
Hyderabad: With depleting water levels in reservoirs and irrigation projects, chief minister A Revanth Reddy has directed officials to write a letter to Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to release water from Nagarjunasagar for drinking water purpose and also ensure the AP govt does not divert water.
Asking various departments, including irrigation, municipal administration, and panchayat raj departments to work together on Thursday, he directed the officials to prepare plans so that there should not be any drinking water scarcity in the ensuing summer in the state.
“Drinking water supply is our top priority and some of the reservoirs have almost reached dead storage level. Every village and hamlet should get water even during the summer,” the CM said, while reviewing drinking water supply situation in the state along with ministers N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy said.
Officials explained the water levels at various reservoirs in the state.
Revanth Reddy enquired about the water supply situation in Greater Hyderabad and officials said as of now there was no water problem and, if required, more water could be drawn from Yellampally apart from Nagarjunasagar. The CM directed the police department not to stop tankers during daytime after officers said traffic police were objecting to movement of the water tankers during the day and it was affecting water supply to some areas.
Irrigation officials said the AP govt was drawing nine tmc ft of water from Nagarjunasagar, but the same quantity of water was not being utilized for drinking water purpose. The CM said the AP govt should be exposed with all statistics and also write to KRMB on water requirement to Telangana for drinking water supply in catchment areas.
“As of now, there was no immediate problem as Jurala reserves were enough for drinking water purpose and the state can request the Karnataka govt to release water from Narayanpur for drinking purpose,” officials said. The CM directed the officials to repair the motors, if required, by using MLA constituency development funds.


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