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    Waterlogging Turns Into Distinctive Feature of Hyderabad, the ‘Global City’

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    Nine centimetres of rain has caused major problems in Hyderabad. The heavy waterlogging on the roads has led to severe traffic congestion. People were stuck in traffic jams for over an hour just to cover a 1.5 km distance. This has exposed the government’s claims of making Hyderabad a global city. The drainage system is still outdated, despite the development projects. The narrow width of the flyovers and sudden road narrowing at junctions are causing traffic bottlenecks. The continuous rain has slowed down traffic and caused long-lasting traffic snarls. Waterlogging is still a problem in many areas, despite efforts by NDRF teams, police, and GHMC teams.

    Residents have complained about overflowing drains and missing manhole covers, which pose a threat to life. In Serilingampally, the floodwater reached over 4 feet, closing the underpass railway bridge and trapping a car. Uppal and areas in Secunderabad also experienced heavy waterlogging.

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    People are frustrated with Arvind Kumar’s statement that Hyderabad won’t face floods like in 2020. A moderate rainfall has brought back flood woes. Complaints have been received regarding the delayed desilting of nalas by GHMC officials and other municipal officials. In some places where desilting was done, the silt was left on the roadsides and got washed back into the drains.

    Several areas, including Ganesh Nagar-West Marredpally, Jeedimetla, Kompally, Shaikpet, Nampally, Red Hills, Trimulgherry, Khairatabad, Lingampally, Amberpet, Mallepally, Nanakramaguda, and Serilingampally, were severely affected.

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    Residents shared their experiences of accidents due to waterlogged roads. They expressed their disappointment with leaders for not resolving the issue for the past 17 years. Internal roads in Uppal, Kukatpally, and Tolichowki were damaged. The Hi-tec City and Old City also faced huge traffic jams.

    Additionally, water leakage in the Unani Hospital’s maternity ward caused hardship for patients who had to be shifted to another ward.

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    Rajesh M
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