The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on the evening of the 24th of November, released the Party manifesto for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC.)
According to the released manifesto, the Indian National Congress promised Rs. 50,000 assistance to flood hit families in Hyderabad, a new Secretariat beyond the Outer Ring Road (ORR.)
The Party also promised to bring the treatment of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 under the Aarogyasri scheme.
The party would also dismiss the recently launched Dharani portal.
The INC leader also assured garbage-free Hyderabad by 2022, complete waiver of property tax and electricity bills to shops belonging to barbers, washermen, carpenters and goldsmiths, Free water supply up to 30,000 liters and free of cost drinking water connection.
B.Manickam Tagore, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Telangana, TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka and other senior leaders were present during the launch event of the Manifesto.
Other promises include free local transportation for women, students and senior citizens in Metro, MMTS and the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses.
Regulation of fee loot by corporate and private schools and colleges in collaboration with Hyderabad Schools’ Parents Association (HSPA) and civic society, no landfills by 2023 are also a part of the INC Manifesto.
In addition, efforts would be made to implement Land Regularisation Scheme (LRS) and Building Regularisation Scheme (BRS) with no fees. They also promised to set up an advisory council with RWAs, NGOs under GHMC, Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to be reconstituted with people’s participation and Government functionaries and fully empowered with authority and accountability.
Among green measures, the TPCC proposed ban on POP Ganeshas during Ganesh festival.
The Indian National Congress would also prepare a Disaster Management Plan for Hyderabad and conduct regular mock drills.
It also promised an advanced rainfall forecast system.
The other major promises include: Setting up of “Lakes Protection Authority.”
The Party also promised to give every eligible beneficiary a double bedroom house. Rs 8 lakh will be given to the families who have a plot to construct a house. If they have a single bedroom house Rs 4 lakhs will be given to construct an additional room.
The INC is the third Party to release the Manifesto for the GHMC elections 2020. Recently, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) also released manifestos for the GHMC elections.
While two major parties released their respective manifestos, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is yet to release the Manifesto for the GHMC elections.
The GHMC elections for 150 wards are scheduled to be held on the 1st of December.
The results would be announced on the 4th of December.
Stay tuned for further updates.