Hyderabad, April 20 : State Lok Satta Party President Katari Srinivasa Rao on Saturday called upon party leaders and workers in Greater Hyderabad to focus on the drinking water crisis in most of the 3000 odd slums.
Addressing the newly elected office-bearers of constituency-level party units in the city, Srinivasa Rao said they should try to mitigate people’s woes by making representations to officials. They should be prepared to launch an agitation if officials fail to respond, he counseled.
Srinivasa Rao also wanted Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials to de-silt storm-water drains before the onset of the monsoon. The Twin Cities are prone to flooding every year because the drains remain in a state of disrepair.
The GHMC should encourage construction of percolation pits in all multi-storied buildings with a view to improving the groundwater table.
The Lok Satta President pointed out that a mafia is running unauthorized parking lots all over the city and fleecing vehicle owners. Party workers would identify unauthorized parking lots and work to liberate vehicle owners from exploitation.
Srinivasa Rao and General Secretary Ravi Maruthi called upon party leaders to strengthen the party by enrolling members. Training camps would be conducted for party workers.
Greater Hyderabad unit President Dosapati Ramu said that the party would take up issues plaguing people in different divisions and try to resolve them.
The meeting condemned the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi and underlined the need for police reforms to prevent such incidents. INN