Maintenance of about 500 km length of roads in Hyderabad would soon be outsourced by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). In the first phase, main roads will be given for annual maintenance contract and would be extended to other roads in the later phases if it yields good results.
GHMC said that about 10 packages, each package covering a distance of 50 km to 60 kms, would be given to contractors, who have to take care of regular maintenance of works like filling potholes and patch works whenever the road stretch gets damaged.
GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar has recently announced that the corporation was contemplating to handover some roads to contractors for annual maintenance for a certain period on the lines of the Delhi model.
Sources said several conditions would be incorporated in memorandum of understanding being prepared for contractors, who would have to engage engineers, supervisors, vehicles and other manpower. The contractor would be given the responsibility of inspecting the roads
on day-to-day basis.