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Govt to take legal opinion before notifying ban on plastics: Geetha Reddy

Posted by on June 27, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: Congress in-charge of Hyderabad district and Minister for Heavy Industries J Geetha Reddy on Monday said that the state government will take legal opinion based on the High Court’s Judgment before issuing a notification for the GHMC’s ban on plastic bags in the city limits.

Dr Geetha Reddy was addressing the Hyderabad District Review Committee meeting at Jubilee Hall where she said that a notification would be issued soon. The ban comes into effect from July 1.

The Minister also directed Collector Natarajan Gulzar and GHMC Commissioner MT Krishna Babu to keep all the Legislators from the city updated about the developments works instead of waiting till the next year.

She also directed the city Police Commissioner to maintain law and order near wine shops and maintain their timings. “Strictly do not allow the wine shops to remain open till late night,” Dr Geetha Reddy said.

The Minister also said that the government will reconstitute the Traffic Advisory Committee with MPs, MLAs and MLCs on board to maintain flow of traffic in the city.

She also directed the Collector to invite Archeological Department officials as a special invitee to solve severe archeological litigation in the city. The Minister also informed the DRC members that the Chief Minister has called a meeting next week to discuss the issue of Batkhamma Kunta land.

MP V Hanumnatha Rao alleged that former Hyderabad Collector Naveen Mittal had allotted government lands to private parties. He identified the lands for the construction of school building as Survey No 138 and 139, measuring 9000 sq yards and 2000 sq yards in Survey No 517.

MLC M S Prabhakar alleged a private contractor has caused losses to the GHMC in the the advertisement hoarding boards tender by paying only Rs 4 crore. This revenue is around Rs 20 crore, he said. Contractor Madan Mohan Rao has installed 650 illegal hoardings in the GHMC limits, he said.

GHMC commissioner Mr. M T Krishna Babu told the gathering that the GHMC is working on the construction of nalas. Construction work on 515 km of nalas is completed with the cost of Rs 13 crore, he said.

Managing Director of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water supply and Sewerage Board said 394 km of restoration work has been completed and 277 km identified work will be completed in the month of July. He also said water pollution work is also in priority. The HMWSSB MD also said 2002 crore rupees development works in GHMC limits is in progress with JNNURM funds.

MLA and Vice Chairman National Disaster Management Authority M Shashidhar Reddy said that the two disasters management professors of IIT Delhi are going to visit Hyderabad in next month to guide the GHMC officials.

MLAs G Kishan Reddy, Jaya Sudha, Ahmed Pasha Qadri, Mumtaz Khan, Afsar Khan, Ahmed Balala, Virasat Rasool Khan, Moazzam Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, MLCs Hafeez Peer Shabbir Ahmed, Altaf Hyder Razvi, Ameenul Hassan Jaffri, Nageshwar Rao, Inder Singh Reddy, Janardhan Reddy attended the DRC meeting.

Two city minister D Nagender and P Shankar Rao, besides Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav and Aziz Pasha did not attend the DRC meeting.

Housing Minister Mukesh Goud attended the meeting but did not discuss anything.(INN)

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