Guntur civic body to act against owners of vacant land for not cleaning it
Guntur Municipal Corporation decided to keep all the vacant open sites in the city free of unkempt shrubs and drain waters before monsoon. Before launching the crackdown, civic authorities have started gathering information about land owners in the city.
On seeing that open spaces are the breeding grounds for mosquitoes and seasonal diseases, GMC commissioner Shrikesh B Lathkar has made an action plan and hefty penalties will be imposed on the violators. He set a deadline to complete the massive clean up operation by May 31.
All the three crucial wings of the GMC, health, engineering and revenue sections were involved in launching the combat against the vacant sites in the city. The health wing staffers will complete the survey of open sites in their respective divisions in next three days. Soon, they will send notice to the land owners, asking them to clear the unkempt shrubs in their plots and fill the low-lying sites with additional gravel. The owners will be given a week to comply with the instructions of the GMC.