Masjid Banda residents living amidst sewage water due to choked drains

For over a month now, sewage water has been flowing into the Prabhu Deva Township in Masjid Banda near Kondapur inconveniencing the residents. The underground drains started overflowing following the heavy rains in the city in October. It hasn't stopped since then.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Dec 2020 12:17 PM GMT
Masjid Banda residents living amidst sewage water due to choked drains

Hyderabad: For over a month now, sewage water has been flowing into the Prabhu Deva Township in Masjid Banda near Kondapur inconveniencing the residents. The underground drains started overflowing following the heavy rains in the city in October. It hasn't stopped since then.


"Many buildings have been constructed in the area in recent years while the drainage system was installed three-four years ago. As more homes are being constructed, the drains are getting filled. After the heavy rains in October, a gated community where 1,500 people live was flooded. They connected it with our drainage and after that the drainage outlet was completely closed," said Balaji Senege, a resident of Prabhu Deva Township.

Interestingly, the Zonal office of the GHMC is few hundred meters away from the colony. The residents have complained to GHMC officials several times. "We have given several complaints and sent reminders. We have complained about the issue more than 50 times on GHMC apps, visited then personally, or called them but the issue still persists even after 50 days," said K. Chandrashekhar Reddy, another resident of the township.

After several complaints, the GHMC officials finally responded and visited the site. The zonal commissioner of Serilimpally said the executive engineer will inspect and suggest possible technical solutions immediately and meanwhile the assistant medical officer of health will send Airtech machines to clear any blockages.


"The GHMC workers came with machines to resolve the issue. After inspection, they said that the line will be relayed again but it will take time for approvals and other things. But at least we need some short-term solutions. The outlets are filling rapidly," said Balaji Senege.


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