Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

India Mayor: Bonthu Rammohan
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    Population 6731790
  • km 2
    Area 650.0
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Targets

Targets by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

Renewable energy target

 

  • The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation committed to increase its Installed capacity of Renewable energy in Local Government to 5 MW by 2019
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity sectors.
Actions
LED Lighting
Energy Efficiency
Hyderabad Metro Rail
Hyderabad Metro Rail - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

Hyderabd population is projected to hit 13.6 million by 2021. Currently over 3 million personalized vehicles ply on Hyd roads, with an addition of 0.20 million vehicles every year. Therefore, the development of Metro Rail was approved for 72 km., covering three high density traffic corridors of Hyderabad (Miyapur to LB Nagar – 29 km; JBS to Falaknuma – 15 km and Nagole to Shilparamam – 28 km) that is estimated to cater 17 lakh passengers per day. Advantages include most effieint transport in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and numbers transported. Very eco-friendly causing no air pollution, much less sound pollution and low energy consumption (20% per passenger km in comparison to road-based systems.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Solar Water Heating Systems for Residential and Commercial Buildings - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The then governemnt has released an order in 2004 addressing the usage of solar energy systems in the state. Solar energy will be used for advertisement hoardings, street lights, and hot water systems. The state government gave orders to all commissioners of municipal corporations and the vice-chairmen of the Urban Development Authorities of cities in the state.
To enforce this policy following provisions are proposed for GHMC for inclusion in the building bye laws of Hyderabad:
1. ―No new building in the following categories in which there is a system or installation for supplying hot water shall be built unless the system or the installation is also having an auxiliary solar assisted water heating system:
a) Hospitals & Nursing Homes
b) Hotels, Lodges, and Guest houses
c) Hostels of Schools, Colleges, Training Centers
d) Barracks of armed forces, paramilitary forces and police
e) Individual residential buildings having more than 150 sq. mt. plinth area
f) Functional Buildings of Railway Stations and Airports like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, rest rooms, inspection bungalows and catering units
g) Community Centers, Banquet Halls, Barat Ghars, Kalyan mandaps and buildings for similar use.‖

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Waste to Energy Plant - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

The proposed 19.8 MW plant is under construction and is expected to commence operations in 2018. The project once operated would reduce net GHG gas emissions, enhance economy, reduce trucking long distances, reduce landfill usage and expansions.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Compulsory Energy audit in the Government /Quasi Government/Local Bodies/Universities/Colleges - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

3. Government has issued mandatory orders vide GO Rt.No.133 dated 22-08-2011 of Energy (RES) Dept for compulsory Energy audit in the Government /Quasi Government/Local Bodies/Universities/Colleges. NREDCAP has introduced Building Energy Auditing scheme by extending financial assistance up to 40% of audit fee or Rs.30000/- whichever is less. In the following buildings Energy audit has been completed in Hyderabad City.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Batchat Lamp Youjana (BLY) scheme - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

1. Under Batchat Lamp Youjana (BLY) scheme, 1104179 CFLs of 11 Watt/20 Watt capacity have been distributed to some of the domestic consumers in Hyderabad/Secunderabad, which results in reduction of 94488 MT of carbon emissions into the atmosphere per year.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
Installation of Standalone PV systems - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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LED and Solar lightings - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

• Automation of street lighting is being adopted in an aggressive way. First phase is currently underway and 2nd and 3rd phase will be completed by March. Target is to reduce the electric charges tremendously by automation and using less wattage with more lumen technologies.
• High wattage luminaries are being replaced by LED induction
• Lighting on all flyovers in the city are being changed into LED on priority basis because of difficulty in obtaining permissions from traffic department to change the street lights
• Lighting is being changed to solar in all city parks.
• Technical committee has been formed for energy conservation and standards will be finalised.
• Residential areas are connected by SV lamps and Tube lights, plan to replace with low watt consuming LED in a phased manner by next year.
• Implementing various projects on pilot basis and depending on technologies successful and based on technical committee recommendations tenders will be called.
• Metering has been compulsory for all facilities

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
local action
Last Mile Connectivity Bicycle Share System - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

An average of 100 bicycles, including e-bikes, will be placed at each metro station, where the customers will be able to use the bicycles using swipe-card technology. The e-bikes will be charged with solar power, the first of its kind in India. The project will set up 63 bicycle stations at metro stations in Hyderabad and in total HBC plans to construct nearly 100 bicycle stations at different locations in Hyderabad to provide last-mile connectivity.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
LED Street Lighting - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Identified to convert 464066 conventional streetlights to LED lights by end of Dec, 2017. So far around 2 lakh street lights were converted.• Total no. of street light fittings – 464066
• Total connected load – 75.32 MW
• No. of On/Off switches – 25001
• • Current consumption: 240.78 MU
• No. of LED fixtures received – 2.19 lakhs
• Of these 2 lakhs bulbs replaced, it is estimated that around 7000 KW of electricity is saved per day.
• It is estimated to save around 20.73 Million units per annum after converting entire 464066 street lights to LED (i.e. Rs. 14.72 Cr is estimated as savings per annum)
• Also estimated to reduce Co2 emissions by 1.6 lakhs tons per annum
• The capacities of the LED lights include 18, 35, 70, 110, 190 watts.

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LED Lighting - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Aims at transforming conventional energy fixtures to LED withing GHMC building premises. Includes Conversion of existing 137 Air Conditioners to five star rated AC’s; Conversion of 616 Ceiling Fans (70 W), 15 Wall mounting fans and 14 pedestal fans to EE fans; Conversion of around 3441 indoor conventional lights to LED lights (152 - T8/T12 14 TS; 634 - Ts/T12 40W; 2655 - T8 (2 feet) Fitting (2X2 20W); Conversion of 4 lift motors to EE fixtures; Conversion of 29 Garden light/pole light/ground light or building focus light to LED; Conversion of Outdoor lights: 729 CFL, 81 LED, 65 Exhaust fans, 431 Computers, 56 Scanners, 214 Printers, 35 Xerox Machines, 29 Water coolers, 39 Air coolers, 25 Refrigerators and 18 TV to Energy Efficiency fixtures.

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Introduction of CNG Fleet in transportation - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

APSRTC has undertaken the initiative to reduce the air pollution in the city. Hyderabad city has got 1623 CNG loaded vehicles which includes private and commercial vehicles. APRSTC also endeavor to add to current fleet.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Empanelment of a fast track building permit procurement process - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status:

Empanelment of self-certifying structural engineers, architects and document auditors for speeding the permit process for buildings. The self-certification process offers faster option for organized document holders and GRIHA and LEED certificate holders.

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Installation of Solar Water Heaters and Solar Rooftop in 2012-13 - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Installation in 2012-13:

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
local action
UJALA (Unnath Jyothi by Affordable LEDs for All) - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

GHMC through counters has sold around 4 lakh LED bulbs (9 W), 30000 tube lights(20 W) and five star rated ceiling fans (50 W) to the Hyderabad public. • It is estimated that from 4 lakh LED bulbs, around 8000 KW of energy demand would be reduced per year, 52000 MWh units saved per year, Rs. 20 Cr of the expenditure is saved per year and around 40000 Tons of CO2 emissions would be reduced in one year
• It is estimated that from 30000 tube lights, around 60 KW of energy demand would be reduced per year, 1350 MWh units saved per year, Rs. 0.45 Cr of the expenditure is saved per year and around 1100 Tons of CO2 emissions would be reduced every year
• It is estimated that from 6000 ceiling fans installed, around 160 KW of energy demand would be reduced per year, 850 MWh units saved per year, Rs. 0.3 Cr of the expenditure is saved per year and around 700 Tons of CO2 emissions would be reduced every year.

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Hyderabad Metro Rail - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

Hyderabd population is projected to hit 13.6 million by 2021. Currently over 3 million personalized vehicles ply on Hyd roads, with an addition of 0.20 million vehicles every year. Therefore, the development of Metro Rail was approved for 72 km., covering three high density traffic corridors of Hyderabad (Miyapur to LB Nagar – 29 km; JBS to Falaknuma – 15 km and Nagole to Shilparamam – 28 km) that is estimated to cater 17 lakh passengers per day. Advantages include most effieint transport in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and numbers transported. Very eco-friendly causing no air pollution, much less sound pollution and low energy consumption (20% per passenger km in comparison to road-based systems.

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Sectors:
local action
Hussain Sagar Lake and Catchment Area Improvement Project (HCIP) - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

The Hussain sagar lake which was constructed in the year 1562 to cater irrigation needs of the then city is curerntly badly polluted. Therefore, HMDA has been working on diverting sewage inflows apart from industrial effluents. HMDA has been working out a 1600 mm ring sewer main running to a length of 2.5km from Necklace road to opposite the Sailors club. Another part has been the Balanagar sewage trunk main of 1400 mm dia which is 4.85 km long from the confluence point of Jeedimetla and Kukatpally nala to ring sewer at necklace road. HDMA has also provided STPS for the Hussain Sagar cleaning - one with 30 MLD capacity and another at 20 MLD capacity.

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Development of 15 Biodiversity park - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

15 numbers of biodiversity parks are being developed with;
• Maintenance of minimal disturbance to the natural landscape
• Nature trails along the natural contour.
• Removal of Invasive alien species
• Addition of native flora
• Rain water harvesting
• Solar lighting
• Biodiversity signages
• No ground water tapping

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Live the Lakes - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

It is an initiative to connect communities to lakes and a serious effort to revive the surface water bodies in Hyderabad city. Identified 62 lakes in Serilingampally areas as the initial target to restore and conserve. As an initial step had started with 3 lakes in the city. Major actions includes capacity building and community engagement. Actions involve not just to conduct clean-up and awareness and plantation drives, but also to prepare holistic development plans for the lakes, including cheaper and efficient methods of sewage treatment through natural and organic methods and send this treated water to the lakes.

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a) Improvement of city biodiversity Index - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The City biodiversity Index is a self-assessment tool for cities to monitor and evaluate their biodiversity conservation efforts. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has prepared the City Biodiversity Index for the 1st time in India.
In August 2012, G.H.M.C. had a baseline score of 36 out of 92. Because of recent initiatives, the score has been approximately assessed as 59. The official announcement of the revised score and other information will be published during 2014, after scientific validation of various indicators.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Urban Environmental Accords - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

ICLEI-SA is carrying out the first review of implementation of Urban Environmental Accords in Indian Cities. UEAs are described as the synergic extension of the efforts to advance sustainability, foster vibrant economies, promote social equity and protect planet’s natural resources. The major issues of the urban areas addressed through the accords are energy, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Lakes conservation in the city - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

All lakes in the city totalling to about 32 in numbers are proposed for development of greenery including protection with fencing

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
d) Nandanavanam programme - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

This programme has been taken up in association with Centre for Environment Education for giving biodiversity education to the school children at a cost of Rs.13.78 lakhs. Under this programme, the children from 100 Government and slum schools are being involved for imparting environment education by taking the students around G.H.M.C. parks.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Inventories
Community inventories

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has reported 3 Community emission inventories, since 2002. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Transport and Stationary energy are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2010
Government operations inventory

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has reported 3 government operational inventories, since 2002. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2011, the Transport, Other and Industrial process and product use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2011

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, India

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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2012-2013
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
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