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Rain Exposes Chinks in City's Civic Planning

Uncleaned Storm Water Drains bring chaos to city as short spells of rain are playing havoc with traffic flow and inundation of low-lying areas

Published: 11th September 2015 03:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  Incessant rains for the last three days and subsequent traffic gridlock has brought to the fore chinks in the capital city’s Storm Water Drainage (SWD) system with several main roads remaining waterlogged for hours together bringing normal life across the city to a standstill.

Rain water inundated many areas of the city bringing traffic to a halt and submerging several low-lying areas.

Rain Exposes.jpgWaterlogging on several arterial routes coupled with pothole-riddled roads brought traffic to a grinding halt with motorists caught in traffic snarls for hours.

A short spell of rain in areas like Himayatnagar, Chintal Basthi, Model  House, Punjagutta, British Library near Secretariat, police control room,  Mehdipatnam, Maithrivanam and other localities turned into swimming pools.

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The roads get inundated in no time, giving a tough task to commuters to wade through stagnant water that takes several hours to recede.

Not only at these points, waterlogging problem has become common in various parts of Greater Hyderabad. There are about 150 waterlogging points in the GHMC limits.

RAIN.JPGTraffic police has been requesting the GHMC to take up repair works on priority basis at waterlogging points to avoid chaos after rain, but the response was lukewarm.

GHMC officials say that waterlogging occurs due to accumulation of debris in manholes leading to obstruction of free flow of rain water. The city civic body is making efforts to remove the debris, take up repairs and make Storm Water Drainage (SWD) functional so that rain water passes smoothly without any inundation.

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