Dry grass catches fire, which slowly guts green vegetation too, No loss to life, property; flames doused after more than three hours
Absence of skilled manpower to repair and maintain defunct Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) is proving to be a major challenge for apartment owners across the city.
The incident took place on Wednesday when the labourers were cleaning a chocked valve in a chamber of the non-operational sewage treatment plant located in Mira Road area.
The sewage plant is designed to meet city’s sewage disposal requirements in the coming years.
The seven-day strike by private sewage tankers opposing the hike in charges for discharging sewage at the Perungudi treatment plant has come to an end.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone for establishment of regional centre of Hyderabad-based Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) at CDA Sector-13.
In the last four years, in fact, the situation has worsened due to government’s negligence.
The lack of guidelines — inevitably meaning lack of awareness among the apartment dwellers on safety protocols — means similar deaths waiting to happen every now and then.
The minister discussed the lack of toilets and drinking water facilities during a meeting with department officials on Friday.