"In mid-July, the government started stormwater drain works on interior roads of ward 44 in Avadi Municipality.
Activists also said that the storm water drains are supposed to carry rain water but they only carry sewage as the town panchayat lacks an underground sewage system.
As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao, the GHMC is preparing a detailed action plan to complete the nala covering work in two months.
The proposed project aims to address many of the root causes of floods in the city through construction of flood management assets in the Kosasthalaiyar basin
The private tankers are supposed to only discharge the waste in sewage treatment plants and not release it in the open anywhere. However, such rules have never been followed.
Of these, 15-20 SWDs fall under CRMP control and will be handed over to the agencies to remodel the chronic SWD drains before monsoon.
The city’s sanitation has gone for a toss as most of the drains are choked with polythene and plastic in spite of the ban imposed on use of such materials since last year.
According to residents, their houses became flooded when builders of an apartment complex blocked a canal flowing through their premises.
The special team visited the water-logging site after a meeting among BMC, BDA and NHAI officials.