The GHMC has noticed the issue of the people living in and around Golconda fort has decided to cut some part of the Golconda's moat wall on the northern end, for which the municipal body has deployed an earthmover to cut it out. The reason for the cutting is to create a unique channel to drain the water from Shahatam Cheruvu because the old track was blocked and was a menace for the residents living there.
The Golconda Fort is a nationally protected monument and a world heritage site. It does not permit any construction or destruction to it whatsoever within the 100-meter radius of the site and is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The GHMC officials expressed the need for the old channel to be repaired and a new pipeline to be laid to avoid drains that will ruin the houses in the low-lying areas.
However, no work whatsoever will be possible until a NOC from the ASI is given to the GHMC. The GHMC is trying to clean the silt in the old channel to ensure proper draining of water, but the ASI is not clear as to why the GHMC used an earthmover and said that the GHMC got their NOC from New Delhi, which is quite not confirmed. However, another pipeline has already been laid by the GHMC to drain the water from Shahtam Cheruvu. The residents have sighted the importance of these constructions and how these could reduce the flood menace during these times where rains are increasing day by day.