Hyderabad: After solid waste management, handling debris and construction material is proving to be a major hurdle for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
Piled up mounds of building debris along the streets of city and outskirts, open spaces, is a regular feature across the city. Now, the GHMC has identified Fathullaguda, Kothwalguda, Bandabavi, Khanamet and Borabanda areas as debris dumping yards.
GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy directed officials to identify suitable locations to accommodate at least two debris dumping yards in each zone. Under the first phase, authorities have suggested the above locations for dumping debris and construction materials.
Every day, about 3,600 tonnes of solid waste is generated in the city. Of late and especially with the introduction of auto trolleys, authorities have observed that 4,500 tonnes were being generated.
They have further detected that out of the 900 tonnes additional waste being generated, the majority was debris and construction materials. In absence of earmarked yards where builders could dump the debris or mechanism to collect such debris by the GHMC, at a fee, has resulted in demolition and construction material getting piled up everywhere.
More importantly, many were dumping the debris in nalas, water bodies and other areas at their own whims. This not only makes the water bodies shrink but was also affecting the environment.
A small part of debris goes to Jawaharnagar dump yard and most of it is sent to the rock quarries at Rajendranagar, Yapral near Alwal and Serilingampally. To fix these issues, the GHMC is now coming up with debris dumping yards at different localities across the city.
Authorities want quarry areas, which do not have future use for habitation, to be used as debris yards. The corporation plans to fill the sites, cap it and develop amusement parks or recreational facilities for the citizens.