Hyderabad: Residents of Mallikarjun Nagar complained that the drainage system in their colonies were causing serious problems as the narrow pipelines, which were laid in 2016, had choked and the drainage water had started flowing onto streets and pooled up in the adjacent railway land belonging to the South Central Railways (SCR) just beside the track. Four colonies are getting affected because of this issue- Hanumanpet, Mallikarjuna Nagar, Jyotinagar, Anandbhag.
Several representations were given to SCR and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials. Though there was a joint inspection done by the officials last year, no concrete work has started on the ground before the monsoon.
Mr Naveen Joseph, a resident from Mallikarjun Nagar, said that despite having two schools and a church and the road being frequently commuted by children, the authorities had not taken care of the issue yet. Even on a hot sunny day, the street had naala water flowing on it and children were forced to cross it.
Mr Ajit Mathai, whose house is at the corner of the lane and most affected when it rains, said, “When it rained last in May this year, knee height water entered our house and It was a hectic task to clean up the dirt. The pipe lines through which the water has to pass off is usually filled with mud and silt, resulting in the water entering our houses. Because of this our children are facing a lot of health issues.”
There are basically two major challenges in this issue; one is for the SCR authorities to widen the bridge under the railway track and the other one for the GHMC to widen the drainage pipelines.
Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, deputy general manager, said, “We have received an estimation from the GHMC about the width of the naala. Accordingly, we have designed a bridge for the drainage to flow to the other side. We will receive the sanction by the end of this month and start the bridge works within 2-3 months.”...