Hyderabad: Even as the administration grappled with relief measures in view of more rain being predicted, Opposition parties slammed the government for doing nothing for Hyderabad which resulted in untold hardship to residents during Wednesday’s rain.
Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao defended the government saying there were major power cuts in 2012 but it has vanished now. “We have taken up several measures to improve the lot of people. The days of generators and inverters are gone. There is peace in Hyderabad,’’ he said.
Chief Whip Paturi Sudhakar Reddy blamed previous governments for the neglect of Hyderabad, failure to revamp the drainage system and illegal occupation of nalas among other reasons for the havoc caused by rain.
BJP floor leader G. Kishan Reddy said the government had turned Hyderabad into the worst city and not a world class city. Congress spokesman Mahesh said, “We heard promises for two years but nothing was seen on the ground. There was no coordination between different agencies to divert rainwater.” He also complained about delayed Metro Rail work.