HYDERABAD: With lessons learnt from the worst ever waterlogging in Hyderabad due to rains, the state government has decided to demolish around 28,000 illegal constructions, including a few government office buildings, constructed across storm water drains (nalas) in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts. These illegal constructions are obstructing free the flow of water into Musi river, leading to waterlogging.
“Operation demolition will be started once the monsoon is over,” Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao told reporters after a detailed review on rain havoc on Saturday. The CM also said a tribunal will be constituted for a demolition drive. The draft policy of the Tribunal will be placed before the state Cabinet on Monday.
The immediate measure, however, is to immediately repair the damaged roads in the city. For this, the government would give a grant of Rs 300 to Rs 400 crore to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
Rao said the demolition of illegal structures across nalas would require Rs 11,000 crore. “It will take four to five years time. The state government will give counter guarantee to the GHMC and see that it get Rs 20,000 crore loan for demolition and other works,” the CM said.
Rao assured that the homeless would be given two bedroom houses free of cost.