Hyderabad: Corruption is one of the burning issues in the country and has become the main hurdle for smooth governance, said governor ESL Narasimhan. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the discussion on ‘Traffic and Transportation’ in the series ‘Mana Hyderabad-We the stakeholders’, which was organised by the Hyderabad Management Association (HMA) here on Wednesday.
“First of all, you must stop offering bribes to the government officials. You have to behave as a sincere citizen to fight against corruption rather than blaming governments for small issues,” he said.
He said that the city had historically served as fertile grounds for human innovation and advancement, thanks to the resources, outlets and opportunities that encourage research, creativity and entrepreneurship. But the city has also been known to give rise to a number of problems such as pollution, unmanaged population growth, excessive waste generation and unsustainable energy consumption.
Finding fault with people for refraining from voting the governor said, “There are reports of less voting percentages in metropolitan cities like Hyderabad than in rural areas. Why are people hesitating from utilising their vote?”
The governor felt that the major challenges confronting the city are unabated population growth, water scarcity, unchecked migration, traffic management and safety and security for women.
HMA president Naresh Chandra Gelli, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) GVG Ashok Kumar, Hyderabad Metro Rail managing director NVS Reddy were among those present. Express Buzz