Stench all around as drainage stagnates

Stench all around as drainage stagnates
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The mushrooming of plots, parks and roads has resulted in the stagnation of drainage water with pools accumulating in New Bolarum, thus putting the locals who reside there in more than 40 colonies to lot of hardships.

New Bolarum: The mushrooming of plots, parks and roads has resulted in the stagnation of drainage water with pools accumulating in New Bolarum, thus putting the locals who reside there in more than 40 colonies to lot of hardships.

The aggressive development works taking place in the last five years like construction of houses and apartments around various colonies in New Bolarum area under GHMC Alwal limits has resulted in the unplanned drainage system, illegal layouts and illegal constructions.

The locals alleged that the GHMC has not taken any long-term action due to which the drainage system in the area has collapsed completely, apart from other infrastructure issues.

"This drainage pool in colonies has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, rats, and pigs and is continuously emitting foul smell across the area which is becoming a huge health risk for children and elders.

The chances of them falling sick are increased as this has to lead to groundwater pollution too. Hence the Federation of New Bolarum colonies has appealed for a comprehensive drainage system connecting all these colonies to solve this long pending issue which is pending under GHMC Alwal," said CH Simhadri, organizing secretary Federation of New Bolarum Colonies (FNBC), while speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday.

"GHMC Alwal and HMWSSB do not coordinate with each other and work properly and this has led to lead to many drainages overflowing in the area," said KR Das, a retired railway employee and senior citizen.

"The GHMC is collecting huge taxes regularly. However, it is not providing basic amenities like the drainage system and roads to colonies. We are very much upset as we have tried all possible ways to bring it to the notice of the authorities but to no avail," said K Venkatswamy of Vijay Vihar Colony.

"If plots and public parks are filled with stagnant stinking drainage water, where will the children play and elderly walk? This is very unhealthy for them," said N Ranganath, a resident of the Railway Employees Colony.

"The Bolarum Railway Station opposite to the Holy Angels High School has become a drainage pool, damaging railway property. As a result, children and the school has to deal with foul smell and other health related issue," said S Raghunath, a resident of PBR Colony.

"If the comprehensive drainage system is not put in place by the GHMC, the area shall get worse and will lead to other serious health problems to the locals in all season," said A Murali Krishna of FNBC Executive Committee.

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