Corporators flex muscles, get gyms
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
29th June 2012 08:45 AM
If you think your nearest gym is fleecing you, you had better proceed to the nearest community hall. Flooded with requests from corporators, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to set up gymnasiums at its community halls in each division.
The civic authorities have sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each to corporators who have submitted a representation for a gym at his/her division. “The sanctioned gym equipment will be supplied to the corporators from next week,” said a GHMC official with the sports section.
The GHMC has received around 75-80 representations from the 150 divisions till date. “A resolution was also passed at the standing committee meeting about six months ago and tenders were finalised about three months back,” the official said. The corporation had sent a list of 33 different instruments/equipment to all the corporators and the latter can choose what they want keeping in mind the budget and their utility. “The standing committee has taken a decision on procurement of equipment. We have done e-procurement and finished e-tender on rate contracts,” the official explained adding that the rates are fixed by the GHMC and the dealers too are picked by it.
The GHMC currently operates 174 gymnasiums and nine sports complexes in the city. The proposed gyms would be located in its community halls and a nominal fee will be charged from those interested in using them.
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