The check dam on Balkapur Nala has been a nightmare for the inhabitants around the area ever since rains have been flooding the city. The downpours impact nearly 10,000 families in Tolichowki, Nadeem Nagar, Nizam Colony, and Al Hasnath Colony.
An amicable solution has been reached between Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Local Military Authority (LMA) for the removal of the check dam as the Nala flows through some military areas.
Following talks with MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao and army officials, including General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Dakshin Bharat Area, Lt Gen A Arun, the LMA has decided to cooperate with the state government for the removal of the check dam.
While the military officials inspected the Nala flowing through their area, the GHMC has written a letter to the GOC, seeking formal permission for the removal of the check dam and to construct an Interception and Diversion (I&D) structure and 1000 mn dia RCC NP3 sewerage pipeline from Balkapur Nala check dam in Military premises to Military outlet at Syed Nagar Ek Minar Masjid (Chainage: 2760 meters to 4470 mm).
The works will be taken up with GHMC funds. With the I&D structure, the sewerage flow will pass through the pipeline proposed to be laid within the existing Nala (below the bed level), and during rains, this pipeline will be closed by operating sluice gates and all water will flow through the Balkapur Nala. This will give relief to all areas that have been inundated during the rainy season.
The Balkapur Nala starts at Malkam Cheruvu and passes through Kotha Cheruvu at Virat Nagar, Hakeempet, Military area (Mehdipatnam Garrison), Ahmed Nagar, Pension office, and Chintal Basti and joins Hussainsagar Lake.