Days after the rain in Hyderabad, the GHMC has not yet cleared the fallen trees and branches. These trees and branches are causing inconvenience to residents and commuters as they are blocking the roads and causing traffic jams. Many trees are still lying on the roadsides, turning into garbage points in some areas.
The GHMC workers chopped down the fallen trees with chainsaws, but instead of removing the green waste, they left it on the side of the roads. Even though officials claim that most trees have been removed, there are still branches left on the roadsides. This is causing major problems in areas like Khairatabad, Masab Tank, Vijaynagar Colony, Tolichowki, Alwal, Ameerpet, Secunderabad, Begumpet, Banjara Hills, Malakpet, Santosh Nagar, and the Old City.
Residents have noticed that the places where tree debris was pushed have become dumping grounds for garbage. They also mentioned that while trees on main roads were cleared, green waste on inner roads and bylanes has not been cleared.
Residents are frustrated with the situation and have called on the GHMC to clean the roads. They have observed that waste is being dumped on top of the green waste, making it unhygienic. The presence of tree trunks and branches on the streets has also caused an increase in mosquito problems.
Residents expressed their disappointment with the GHMC’s approach to clearing the fallen trees. They believe that instead of just clearing one road and leaving another blocked, the GHMC should have lifted and taken away the trees to another location.
On the other hand, GHMC has claimed that they have over 455 teams working as a precautionary measure. These teams are responsible for solving issues such as water stagnation, clearing uprooted trees, and managing sewage overflow. However, it seems that these efforts have not been effective enough.