Urban flooding has become a big menace for the residents of Hyderabad. One shower is enough to flood many colonies, including the posh areas in the city. It’s an existential problem for those living in low-lying areas during heavy rains. Given that the city is suffering due to this now perennial issue, the state government has decided to take up works to fix water-logging in such localities with a whopping Rs 2250 crore.
Some major works that are presently underway include widening of stormwater drains, construction of retaining walls near small stormwater drains, building box drains, de-silting of stormwater drains, and repairing existing drains. Other works to deal with all issues pertaining to nalas in the city to mitigate adversities on account of heavy rains are underway.
Additionally, for the safety of people during monsoons, many storm water drains have been covered with pre-cast slabs, and some drains have been lined with link mesh. At some storm water drains that are deep, banners were also displayed to alert people. A Series of works undertaken to end the issue of urban flooding in the city does not end here. Many works are underway at lakes and other water bodies as the waters rise during monsoons wreaking havoc in the neighboring areas.