Nadivanka works to start by December end
The Anantapur Municipal Corporation AMC engineering department is all set to launch the Nadivanka canal works costing Rs 40 crore by the end of December The ageold Nadivanka which was a bane to the city due to overflowing of rainwater and creating havoc to the people will turn into a boon with the sanctioning of the renovation project
Anantapur: The Anantapur Municipal Corporation (AMC) engineering department is all set to launch the Nadivanka canal works costing Rs 40 crore by the end of December.
The age-old Nadivanka which was a bane to the city due to overflowing of rainwater and creating havoc to the people will turn into a boon with the sanctioning of the renovation project.
Nadivanka passes through the city to Somuladoddi village from the Kalyandurgam bypass. Desilting the canal and removal of the piled-up garbage and bund stabilisation apart from canal beautification will form part of the Nadivanka canal beautification project.
The project addresses the basic problem of inundation of low-lying areas caused by overflowing of the canal. The 10-km long canal has become a dumping ground for the city's waste including chicken shop waste, hotels waste and domestic household waste.
In the rainy season, rainwater overflows and easily submerge nearby residential colonies in the city and stalls city traffic on the Nadivanka side where the water overflows 4 feet above the bridge. The Nadivanka problem is age-old and had not found solution for decades.
The Nadivanka has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and foul smell emanates from the canal and people experience a feeling of nausea because of rotten smell. The canal water submerges about 200 houses in Somnathnagar.
Municipal Commissioner Murthy told The Hans India that tenders have been called for undertaking the Nadivanka rebuilding project at a cost of Rs 40 crore.
Strengthening of bunds, bunds lining, bedding and desiltation of the 10-km long canal and removal of garbage dumps from the canal are part of the canal stabilisation project apart from beautifying the entire canal bund. The Nadivanka problem is being solved once and for all, he added.
People of the city are heaving a sigh of relief after hearing of the Nadivanka canal rebuilding project. Local MLA V Prabhakar Choudhury is taking keen interest in the project.