Continuing its efforts to strengthen the Swachh Hyderabad mission, GHMC is motivating NGOs and corporate houses to bolster the sanitation infrastructure in the city.
As part of this initiative, Gray Power, a charity organisation comprising of NRIs belonging to Hyderabad, has come forward to establish 25 state-of-the-art urinals in the city.
The first one was installed near Kala Bhavan on Tuesday. Sunil, based in New Zealand, from Gray Power took the initiative to raise funds for this initiative from NRIs who have their roots and are linked to Hyderabad.
After surveying locations which were being defaced by urination, they approached GHMC with a proposal to set up urinals under CSR initiative.
Costing Rs 1.25 lakh each, the aesthetically designed urinal made entirely of stainless steel is robust and requires minimum maintenance. Each unit has two urinals with a uniquely designed flush system which ensures easy maintenance.
The water flows into the soak pit thereby ensuring in situ disposal. Further the whole unit is one piece with concealed flush with no scope for vandalism. The first location near Lakdikapul which was highly prone to way-side urination near Kala Bhavan is now clean. GHMC has supported the initiative by sprucing up the immediate vicinity and greening the area.
Gray Power said that it could contribute more for the city’s needs and this was a small way for the NRIs to give back to the city they grew up in. GHMC on its part complimented Gray Power and requested other corporate entities to support the Swachh Hyderabad mission.
GHMC Commissioner Dr. B Janardhan Reddy said that development of a city like Hyderabad is a continuous process and for sustainable infrastructure it would require contributions from all stake holders to make this city truly Swachh.
He further added that many corporate entities were coming forward to support the Swachh Hyderabad mission and he assured all cooperation from GHMC.