Mohd Majid Hussain plans to provide employment to 2,000 youth and expand old city roads
After doling out Rs.1 crore fund to each corporator and granting deputy municipal commissioners the power to spend up to Rs.5 lakh to redress civic grievances requiring immediate attention, during his first 100 days as mayor of the GHMC, Mohd Majid Hussain is rearing to go further. He has already chalked out plans for his second 100 days in office and he is now taking fast track steps to achieve them.
The first among these plans will be to provide 2,000 jobs to unemployed youth of the corporation in various corporate companies. Recognising the importance of providing jobs to the unemployed youth and the available job potential in the market, Majid took a personal interest in it and wrote letters to various City based corporate companies to join hands with the corporation in providing employment. Corporate companies, which are always short-staffed, readily accepted the mayor’s offer and came forward to join hands with the civic body.
The mayor’s initiative is a win-win situation for both the GHMC and corporate companies. While the civic body is able to tap jobs for the unemployed youth, the companies get rid of consultants who charge heavy feess for recruitments.
The mayor is planning to hold a job mela this month to provide placements for the unemployed youths with the said corporate companies.
Rs.250 crore plan
Another initiative launched by the mayor during his second 100 day rule is to expand the age old narrow roads of the old city area. Incidentally, every person who visits the City is struck by the narrow roads and chaotic traffic. The mayor plans to expand all the major roads in old city on a priority basis and he also plans to involve all the stake holders in the project, including the residents. He has set aside `250 crore for this plan.
At a recent meeting held at the corporation’s headquarters, Majid had a detailed discussions with MLAs from old city and took their views and suggestions on his proposed plan into consideration. He has even set deadlines for the completion of this road expansion project, to ensure that they are completed before the end of his term as mayor.
“This is a prestigious plan as far as I am concerned. I will do anything to complete this as this would ease traffic woes of millions of residents of Hyderabad and equal number of visitors who throng this place to see heritage monuments like Charminar and Mecca Masjid. I will see that this prestigious plan is completed within the deadline,” the Mayor told Postnoon.
Modernised flyovers are also being planned as part of this development project.
However, bureaucratic delays in execution of works and legal tangles are coming in the way of development the mayor has conceived for the City. Despite the challenges thrown up, the mayor is firm on his stand and is determined to deal with these hurdles. The mayor has decided to take the help of advocate general of the State for speedy disposal of the pending legal cases which are hampering various development works. He is also game for providing a suitable compensation to victims for the sake of the City’s development.
“To me all round development of the City is paramount. I will do anything to ensure it. We are exploring all options so that the inordinate delays can be avoided,” he said.
The mayor has convened the second general body meeting in his chairmanship on May 19 to discuss all problems of the City with the corporators and other public representatives and work out plausible solutions.