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Clogged nalas,foul smell peeve locals

Clogged nalas,foul smell peeve locals
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The Kapra division of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has started the monsoon vigilance by deploying four teams each comprising six...

Kapra: The Kapra division of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has started the monsoon vigilance by deploying four teams each comprising six members to ensure easy flow at storm water drains.

There are seven storm water drains that are at AS Raonagar, Yellareddyguda, Chakripuram, Cherlapally, Bhavaninagar, Babanagar, and Ashoknagar. Speaking to The Hans India, executive engineer Koteswara Rao said the focus is on two nalas, Kapra Cheruvu to Nagarm Nala and Patel Cheruvu to HMT Cheruvu. Out of Rs 102.95 lakh allocated for the present financial year, Rs 10 lakh had been used for pre and post monsoon works.

Even as the civic body had started works, citizens are wary, Shoba a resident said, “We have given many complaints to GHMC through ‘My GHMC app’ to execute desilting work at the Chakripuram culvert but nothing happened. We have been suffering with the stench emanating from the filth and other forms of litters which got struck at the culvert and restricts free flow of water.

The problematic area is the nala overflow at Nacharam which inundates roads resulting in massive traffic jam from Nacharam road stretch to Habsiguda. Every year one witnesses drainage water entering into houses. Satish, site engineer said, “We started the construction work to raise the level of the culvert at Nacharam Nala above the road level to avoid inundation which is expected to be completed by end of May.

When there is a heavy down pour, the drainage water flows all the way from Malkajgiri, Safilguda, Tarnaka that overwhelms Nacharam Nala which results in inundation of Indiranagar and DLR Enclave. “The municipal authorities neither turned up to prevent the overflow of drainage water nor took any measures to find ways to clear the water,” said Amrin, resident of Indiranagar.

“No one responds to our grievances and the concerned officials just come to the spot at the time of emergency and never attempted to address the issue with permanent solution,” said Lilavathi, vegetable seller, Nacharam Kuragayala Market

BY Sushma Nagaraju

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