SWD bottlenecks to be improved

The recent rains that lashed the city and left it inundated at several places has jolted the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation out of its deep slumber.

Published: 12th June 2017 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2017 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The recent rains that lashed the city and left it inundated at several places has jolted the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation out of its deep slumber.
The civic body is now proposing for improving the bottleneck stretches covering 47 storm water Drains (SWD) under GHMC limits on priority basis.

The works on these 47 SWDs would be taken up at an estimated cost of `230 crore covering a length of 16.659 km. The GHMC Standing Committee, in the last meeting before its tenure expired, has approved the proposals and the same was recommended to the state government for approval.

The works include provisions for shifting of utilities, cost of land acquisition, land compensation to check inundation and avoid inconvenience to people and motorists during the monsoon. GHMC officials have told Express that the 47 SWD are spread over five GHMC zones, of which around 18 fall in West Zone, four in East zone, five in Central zone, 11 in North zone and nine in South zone.

The 18 SWD improvement works in west zone include Deendayal Nagar to  Rajkamal Transport Bridge (0.22 km, `2.60 crore) and Sunnam Cheruvu  to Kamuni Cheruvu drain among others.
In the east Zone, it would be Nacharam to Pedda Cheruvu (0.3 km,Rs 3.99 crore) and Kapra Cheruvu to Nagaram Cheruvu (0.6 km,Rs 7.98 crore) among others. In the central zone, it would be Nizam Colony to Tolichowki Main Road (0.6 km,Rs 5 crore) and Nadeem Colony to Shatam Cheruvu (0.4 km,Rs 4.50 crore) besides others. In the north zone, it is Vennelagadda Upstream Nala-I Petbasheerabad to Vennelagadda Cheruvu (0.200 km,Rs 3 crore) among other bottlenecks in the zone.



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