Botched Nala Venture Opens Up Flood Factors | Hyderabad Information

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HYDERABAD: The damaged sewerage system and incomplete works of Strategic Nala Growth Plan (SNDP) has given rise to new waterlogging factors throughout Previous Metropolis.
The Larger Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) has now recognized these new waterlogging spots throughout Previous Metropolis as a part of pre-monsoon preparation works. Areas corresponding to Laad Bazaar, Talab Katta, and Kalapathar, which often don’t get flooded are actually getting inundated. With open nalas being changed by box-type drains, Mecca Colony and Kalapathar are additionally seeing waterlogging.
Two weeks in the past, the roads in Kalapathar remained inundated for days after a brief spell of rain. Residents complained that crores of rupees have been spent by the GHMC, however every thing was ‘half finished’ leaving the world extra susceptible to flooding.
“We really feel the box-type drain isn’t an incredible concept because the time taken to empty water has solely elevated,” Mohammed Rizwan, a civic activist advised TOI. The state of affairs stays identical in Tadban as effectively as a result of absence of a rainwater drainage system, as folks nonetheless watch for water ranges to come back down.
Of the 89 waterlogging factors recognized by the civic physique throughout town, officers word that at the very least 20 of them are in Previous Metropolis, and eight of them had been discovered to be new spots.
“We’ve stored emergency monsoon groups together with inflatable boats prepared at group halls in low-lying areas corresponding to Falaknuma’s Al-Zubair Colony, Tolichowki’s Nadeem Colony and Chandrayangutta areas. We’re additionally keeping track of new areas that might presumably get flooded this time,” a senior engineer from Charminar Zone advised TOI.
Based on Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority’s pointers, nalas ought to have a minimal of 40mm per hour draining capability in city areas. The civic physique is but to conduct an in depth survey of the draining capability of current nalas in Previous Metropolis.
Consultants word that a lot of the Previous Metropolis nonetheless depends on the century-old drainage system, which was pioneered by the late eminent engineer, M Vishweshwaraiah after the 1908 floods. Vishweshwaraiah was despatched by Mysore Maharaja to help Nizam Osman Ali Pasha. Subsequent governments did make additions to the system however, GHMC officers word all the drainage system in Previous Metropolis wants a correct overhaul.


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