GHMC on toes as monsoon sets in Hyderabad

Special teams on ground to check waterlogging, drainage overflow and clearing of uprooted trees

By   |  Published: 17th Jun 2021  12:32 amUpdated: 17th Jun 2021  1:04 am
The cable-stayed bridge across Durgam Cheruvu against an overcast sky, in city on Wednesday. — Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: Following rains in the city on Tuesday evening, the GHMC’s monsoon action teams as well as disaster response force (DRF) swung into action to fix monsoon related issues. The teams were pressed into service when the city received light to moderate rainfall and the GHMC received over 212 monsoon-related complaints.

“While the total number of complaints received from Tuesday evening till Wednesday afternoon stood at 1,735 the number of grievances pertaining to monsoon were 212,” said a GHMC official. Soon after the city received the rains, the static labour teams were deployed at major water logging points. Due to the rains, some roads were waterlogged but there were no instances of low lying areas being inundated.

The road in Nallagandla next to Aparna Cyber Commune, JNTU Metro Station main road and the International Institute of Information Technology road, Gachibowli were some of the roads which were waterlogged. The waterlogging was cleared by the regular GHMC staffers as well as by the mini-monsoon teams that went around the city.

Issues pertaining to drainage overflow, tangled wires and uprooted trees and branches were also attended by the teams. All the monsoon teams were equipped with vehicles, crowbars, tree cutters, water pumps and equipment required to pump out the water.

Civic body officials said that staffers also attended to requests from people who asked them to pump out water from their apartment cellar.
“Civic body staffers cleared water from some cellars till the wee hours of Wednesday. People said motor pumps in their apartments were not operational and asked us to resolve the issue,” said a GHMC official.

Some corporators were also present on field to monitor monsoon-related works. Deputy Mayor Mothe Srilatha Reddy visited Mettuguda in Tarnaka ward where a tree branch fell on a car due to rains. This year, 334 monsoon emergency teams have been formed that include 139 static labour teams, 128 mini-mobile teams and 67 teams equipped with heavy vehicles.

GHMC receives 212 rain related complaints

Hyderabad: Following the rains that lashed the city on Tuesday evening, the emergency teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have been in field attending to rain related complaints. The civic body received a total of 212 complaints that included 68 related to water logging during the rains. While the teams attended to 11 tree falls in different parts of the city, they also took cleared complaints on 40 fallen tree branches. There were also 93 complaints pertaining to drainage and nalas overflowing.

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