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Hyderabad: GHMC responds to pleas, desilts nala

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The GHMC started desilting of Balkapur Nala at MG Nagar, Virat Nagar and Paramount Colony of Tolichowki and Shaikpet, as part of ‘Pre-Monsoon De-silting Works

Hyderabad: The GHMC started desilting of Balkapur Nala at MG Nagar, Virat Nagar and Paramount Colony of Tolichowki and Shaikpet, as part of 'Pre-Monsoon De-silting Works'.

Following a report published in The Hans India, titled 'Colonies to rise in arms against official apathy' on Tuesday, the GHMC claimed to have cleared stagnation of sewerage in the nala. With the help of JCB and other equipment, the GHMC works cleared section of the wastage afloat nala. "Excavated silt is being carted to the Jawahar Nagar Dumping Yard, the Carting slips are being submitted for kind reference," informed the officials.

Appreciating GHMC action, residents, nevertheless, pointed out that mere desilting works would not help control mosquito menace in the area. "We have submitted several complaints to GHMC officials, but now they responded after it was published. But the work of desilting would not help control the mosquito menace.

There is a need for spraying insecticide with the help of drones. Moreover, there is no response whatsoever from Entomology wing about the action being taken as part of anti-larvae operation," said Syed Mujeebuddin, a resident of Brindavan Colony.

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