Hyderabad: As the monsoon takes its arrival in the city with spells of showers these days, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) getting ready to meet contingencies that will be arising during the rains. To make sure the low lying areas in the city are not affected and roads are not logged with water during downpour, the civic body has taken up a series of measures.
Filtering of storm water drains, strengthening the storm water drain network, making of monsoon emergency teams, construction of box drains, building and maintaining injection borewells are some of them part of the priority work by GHMC.
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And to ensure participation from elected assignees, from now on photos of nala desilting will be shared with them posts with geo-mapping of coordinates. By the time mentioned, around 24 excavators and 30 earth movers are desilting nalas in different areas of the city, and works pertaining to spreading of storm water drains and construction of box drains are also underway.
While the infrastructure is being modified to drain out water, the civic body also formed monsoon emergency teams.
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While the static groups will be sent to vital areas, the smaller than expected versatile groups will move around the city going to protests. Every one of these groups will be furnished with vehicles, crowbars, tree cutters, water siphons and hardware needed to siphon out the water.
GHMC’s fiasco the executive’s power will likewise be conveyed during storms separated from the rainstorm groups. These teams will be pressed into service during the rains, and their task is to ensure that the water is pumped out as soon as possible.
Removing tree branches, tangled wires and addressing SOS calls are other duties that teams will disband. This year monsoon 4 emergency teams will be deployed which will include 1 stat 139 static labor teams, 185 mini-mobile teams, while the teams will be equipped with 67 teams well equipped vehicles and other necessary personnel.
Mayor G Vijayalakshmi also conducted a meeting recently with the officials of GHMC, Strategic Nala Development Plan (SNDP) and corporators of LB Nagar Constituency. GHMC LB Nagar zonal commissioner Upender Reddy said that almost around 95 percent of desilting works have been done in the zone, and works pertaining to repair of flush gates near water bodies has been taken up with Rs 1.4 crore.
As LB Nagar area was one of the most affected areas previously when flood lashed the city last year, the meeting was conducted with the stakeholders of that area.