Hyderabad: GHMC expedites efforts to prevent waterlogging during Monsoon

Hyderabad: The efforts to prevent water logging in urban areas have been sped up according to government officials.  Rs 2250 crore projects have been launched in many low-lying areas of the city suffering from water logging during monsoon.

Many big projects were launched to address this issue, including an increase in the width of stormwater drains, construction of retaining walls, the building of box drains,  de-silting of stormwater drains and repairing of existing drains. 

A total of 168 teams, 64 mobile monsoon teams, 104 mini mobile teams, 160 static groups and security measures in 36 locations were organised. GHMC directed the emergency teams to remove stagnant water immediately.

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Necessary measures are being taken regarding nalas to prevent water logging during monsoon.

 According to government officials, slabs shall be constructed over many nalas, and storm water drains and enclosures are being made in surrounding areas.  Warning sign boards are being displayed near deep drains to ensure public safety.

 As per officials, measures are being taken to prevent water logging during monsoon. These measures include the construction of embankments and fencing around water reservoirs and lakes and diverting sewage flow.

Under the nala development program, a total of  37 projects are being carried out within the jurisdictions of GHMC and work is being expedited at 36 locations.

An individual mobile monsoon team consists of one vehicle each and 4 crew members who work 24 hours in two shifts. An additional 160 static labor teams were formed, each consisting of two members. “They are provided with the necessary equipment, shovels, shovels and drainage pump sets. In case of emergency, the teams are shifted from one area to another,” said the GHMC in a press release.

Zonal wise security measures are being taken by the GHMC. In the LB Nagar zone, 74 problematic drainage locations were identified and 76 officers were posted there. Similarly, Officers have been posted at different locations in Charminar, Khairatabad, Serlingampally, Kukatpally and Secunderabad zones.

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