Cantonment citizens require stormwater drains pipes quickly
Hyderabad: The week-long rainfall has actually elevated issues amongst the Secunderabad Cantonment citizens, specifically those living in low-lying locations. Vexed without long-term service being given by authorities to stop flooding, they required building of tornado water drains pipes at the earliest.
Locals mentioned that though there is no rainstorm currently, there is water- visiting many lanes. The primary factor for overruning is disposing of plastic in drains pipes as well as lanes. This triggers drainpipe water to overflow right into lanes whenever there is a rainstorm.
Abhishek Kattela of West Marredpally claimed,”It is not the first time we are dealing with such a situation. Whenever it rains our colony gets flooded; we are forced to spend sleepless nights. Whenever we complain to the SCB officials they give us false promises that they would take up cleaning/development works. Till now no permanent solution has been provided. It will be better if they construct storm water drains”
According to Sai Kumar, a homeowner of SCB, “De-silting nalas is not enough for stopping overflow of drains. The drainage system is a decade old. It is causing hardship to locals. With every rain, the situation is turning worst. Despite several appeals and petitions sent to concerned authorities, they have done nothing to prevent flooding in low-lying areas.”
T Satish Kumar Gupta, social employee claimed, “As for the past one week the city received continuous rain, water is stagnant in many lanes, shows no sign of receding. I tried even calling the Cantonment helpline number but no official responded. We have many times requested the SCB to construct storm water drains as they provide great relief to people.”