Hyderabad: For the first time, colonies in the eastern part of the city — Boduppal, Medipally, Narapally, and Peerzadiguda etc — were inundated as the Pedda Cheruvu in Ramantapur and Nalla Cheruvu in Uppal overflowed owing to the recent heavy rains.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had to use 14 motors to lift water from the Pedda Cheruvu in order to protect colonies from further inundation. The situation is still not under control as the water keeps flowing into the tank from elevated localities.
Residents from localities surrounding Pedda Cheruvu held a protest on Saturday, demanding a permanent solution to this problem. The GHMC began lifting the water from the tank on Sunday.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan visited the affected colonies on Monday and promised that the civic body would take all measures to control the situation in future.
The Mayor also visited Ramantapur TV Studio area and observed work being done by L&T to lift water from waterlogged points.
He directed L&T to take up cross drain work. The Mayor also interacted with residents of Ravindra Nagar colony, which is completely inundated with water from the overflowing Pedda Cheruvu.
Colonies near Nalla Cheruvu in Uppal have also been inundated after the rains on Sunday afternoon.
The GHMC and Revenue department had begun surveys to identify illegal structures along the Musi river, Pedda Cheruvu, and Nalla Cheruvu and its nalas after the heavy rains last September, but no action was taken with the result that Sunday’s rains caused colonies to be submerged.
A majority of the nalas connecting Nacharam tank have shrunk because they have been encroached upon and whenever Nacharam Cheruvu crosses High Fill Tank Level, some colonies in Uppal like Chiluka Nagar, Uppal and Boduppal get water logged.
While the GHMC is pumping out water from the Pedda Cheruvu, the irrigation department has objected explain why.
For the first time, residents from Pedda Cheruvu in Ramantapur held protest against government seeking protection to their houses from rain water.
Pedda Cheruvu and Nalla Cheruvu were encroached and some builders constructed buildings in FTL area which is leading to inundated situation to surrounding areas of these tanks.
Nalas from Nacharam tank to Uppal were shrunken with encroachments and during rains, residents at Uppal are facing inundated situation.
Colonies between Pedda Cheruvu, Nalla Cheruvu and Musi are having more threat in future....