There was a time when garbage would be dumped all over the place, and most roads would stink irrespective of the season. If you have commuted on the same roads and you found a difference, then it is all thanks to GHMC waking up to the gravity of the issue finally. The recently launched Secondary Collection and Transfer Points (SC&TP) across Hyderabad have started to yield positive results.
The municipal authorities are now in a better position to manage the garbage generated in areas under GHMC effectively, and one can see the marked difference in cleanliness at the existing garbage transfer stations, and their vicinities have improved significantly.
Mainly, the garbage transfer stations are no longer overloaded with garbage, and the Swacch Auto Tippers (SATs) queuing up near the stations to empty their load has become a less common sight. Till now, the auto tippers would collect garbage and dump it at transfer stations, from where it would be transferred to the Jawaharnagar dump yard.
Now, with the launch of SC & TP facilities, the municipal officials have finally managed to reduce the load on transfer stations. For example, the garbage collected from the Mehdipatnam circle is being dumped in the mobile SC & TP allotted to their locality instead of it being taken all the way to the Ziaguda transfer station.
Due to this, the instance of spillage of collected garbage on roads, garbage being scattered around transfer stations, problems caused due to open vehicles, soil contamination, leachate, and other issues have been addressed simultaneously. Also, as auto tippers no longer have to wait for longer periods, the number of trips they came has also come down.
This is not all. To improve the situation, 400 more SATs are being procured by the civic body.