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Hyderabad: Civic body overlooks rain woes


Published on: July 6, 2017 | Updated on: July 6, 2017

Hyderabad: It takes only a moderate shower to submerge Shankernagar Colony, the area near Malakpet railway track, Kagaz Kharkhana, Padmanagar, Malakpet Market and new Shankernagar. 

Despite the GHMC’s desiltation work, the stormwater drains are still blocked with sand and bricks. Garbage is strewn along the nala outlets. With retaining walls broken, the drain water flows into nearby lanes and houses when there is a heavy rain.

Even a drizzle can flood the lanes and houses of Shankernagar and it takes residents hours to scoop out the rain water. Ms K. Kauma, a resident, said,"In June, on three seperate occasions, we had to drain out rainwater using kitchen utensils. The manhole at the end of the lane is constantly overflowing. Since a new road has been laid and the level is high, water constantly gushes into the colony."

Mr Syed Bilal, city vice-president of the Human Rights Forum, said, "Even after several meetings, a protest by resident and complaints to the GHMC, no action has been taken."