Now, GHMC goes for ‘thermocol’ community halls in Hyderabad 

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Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan interacting with senior officials of GHMC. Photo: By Arrangement
 
Hyderabad: After laying plastic and rubber roads at a few places in Hyderabad, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is now constructing a community hall at Meerpet, Kapra circle using EPS technology.
 
The Expanded Polystyrene System (EPS) does not have bricks or columns and instead uses high density Polystyrene (thermocol).
 
The Polystyrene panels usually come in 10 feet height and four feet width and are factory made material. After fixing 8 mm or 10 mm rods in the corners of plinth beam, these panels are fixed on the four sides. Once the panels are fixed, cement plastering is done over the panels for structural stability, said P Madhumohan of Consortium Technologies Private Limited, which is constructing the structure at Meerpet. 
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Polystyrene structures
 
Explaining the benefits, Madhumohan said these structures were eco-friendly and the cost of construction was 10 to 15 per cent lesser than the conventional construction methodology. 
 
“We have already constructed a single floor structure at Chitra layout in LB Nagar. It is proven technology,” he said.
 
“The advantage of these structures is that they will not collapse in case of a earthquake or floods, they only tilt towards a side,” he added. 
 
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and other senior officials of GHMC were present on the occasion.