Given the severe flooding in Hyderabad in recent years, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has developed a plan to construct retaining walls across the drains present in the Banjara Hills area under the Khairatabad circle. The project will be costing the civic body Rs 3.45 crore.
The construction of the walls will be taken up in Banjara Hills ward number 92. They will be constructed across the SW drain from Green Valley Park to Stone Valley Park at Banjara Hills road no 3. The development works will cost around Rs 197 lakh. The construction of retaining walls at the drain to Devarakonda Basti from Hanuman temple at Road No. 5 has also been taken up at an estimated cost to be put in for the project happens to be Rs 148 lakh. Incidentally, both works have been given to private construction agencies.
Every year, during heavy rains, drains in the Banjara Hills area overflow and cause water-logging and flood-like situations in several Bastis and streets in the neighborhood. The situation is so bad that water gets into the house during such times. Therefore, after several representations, the municipal corporation has finally decided to construct the retaining walls.
These retaining walls will ensure that there won’t be any water logging or overflowing of drains. Officials have laid a foundation stone in Banjara Hills before commencing the works.