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Hyderabad will be a slum-free city soon: GHMC Chief

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (INN): The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporations is implementing several schemes to make Hyderabad a Slum-Free City in near future.

Speaking after hoisting the national flag on the occasion of 66th Republic Day celebrations at GHMC Headquarters here on Monday, GHMC Commissioner and Special Officer Somesh Kumar said that State Government had sanctioned Rs 250 crore for the improvement of slums. Further, he said that the GHMC was coming with a huge budget of Rs 20,000 crore to take up works like beautification of roads and construction of flyovers like the PVNR Express Way. The GHMC is also planning to take up construction of skywalks in near future.

Somesh Kumar said that the GHMC has launched several innovative schemes in the last one year and it would continue to implement such welfare programmes. He said Rs. 5/- meal scheme is benefitting 6,500 people on daily basis at 20 centres. Similarly, 408 poor drivers have now become owners of the vehicles. Further, he said that the State Government has taken up the Weaker Section Housing Colony with 2-bed room flats for 396 houses which are getting constructed at IDH Colony.

Special Commissioner Navin Mittal, Additional Commissioners, Zonal Commissioners, senior officials and staff of the GHMC have also participated in the Republic Day celebrations.

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