Hyderabad: People flag problems over tardy rate of gale functions
Hyderabad: Despite the unrelenting rainfall for the last one week, the GHMC is still executing numerous gale activity strategies in numerous locations of the Old city along with in the Tolichowki location which were influenced by last year’s floodings. Residents as well as protestors affirm that the gale activity jobs are taking place also after the arrival of the gale. The locals are afraid that also this year if the jobs are maintained pending, they would certainly be influenced.
The GHMC is running the gauntlet for its failing to finish the gale activity strategy functions prior to the gale. Several such tasks, especially in the southerly component of the city, are yet to be used up by the company.
Mohammed Ahmed, vice-president, TDP Minority Cell, explained “over 80 per cent of the monsoon works are incomplete. They are still going on even in incessant rain in various areas in southern part of the city.”
The gale activity functions consisting of laying of SW drainpipe pipe, 900 mm pipe, box-type drainpipe, de-silting of manholes as well as nalas in locations like Chandrayanguta, Baba Nagar, Falaknuma, Chandulal Baradari, Kalapather, Mecca Colony, Bahadurpura, Hari Bowli, Lal Darwaza, Noor Khan Bazar, Dabeerpura, Yakutpura, Ganga Nagar, Devan Devdi, Lad Bazar,Khilwath These locations had actually experienced in the October 2020 as well as September 2021 floodings.
He claimed, “These works are being delayed due to two major reasons: lack of budget and each contractor is leading at least five monsoon works in each circle which leads to pendency and slow pace.” With insufficient jobs, the locals are encountering flood-like scenario complying with hefty rainfall.
“Contractors are taking up work and keeping it pending for several months. The concerned officers must take action against them. The GHMC authorities must blacklist such contractors,” he included.
“For last two years we residents have been facing inundation in the area. The works were sanctioned after the 2020 floods. However, we faced similar situation in 2021 rains. Still the permanent works are incomplete. We may face again such situation,” really felt Mohammed Azeem ofFalaknuma
Most roadways in Tolichowki are collected as well as jobs are taking place. Now roadways have actually transformed worse with silt as well as stagnancy of water complying with unrelenting rainfall. “The monsoon action plan should be implemented before monsoon. The works should be completed before rainy season, but the civic body is carrying them out even after rains. The residents fear flooding again in the area,” claimed Mohammed Asif Hussain Sohail, a social lobbyist.
In each gale, numerous locations in Tolichowki, consisting of Nizam nest, Hakeempet Kunta, Nanal Nagar, MD Lines, Tolichowki, Aditya Nagar nest, Janaki Nagar, Samatha Colony, as well as nests bordering Shah Hatim Lake would certainly be one of the most influenced. Several functions, consisting of upgradation of pipes, diversion of lakes, expansion of nalas, as well as SW drains pipes are still taking place in numerous areas.
In the 2020 floodings, the majority of these locations were swamped for about 15 days. The Army was appointed, as well as watercrafts were utilized to rescue locals. “After rain stopped no works were done. Now again in monsoon, some works are being carried out by the civic body. Yet again the residents would suffer,” he included.