6,000 families in Secunderabad live in fear as lake retaining walls crack | Hyderabad News
SECUNDERABAD: After the rains of some residents of Secunderabad, life has not returned to normal. The broken retaining wall at Nalas, through which water gushes from Lake Ramannakunta in Bowenpally and Lake Hasmathpet in Secunderabad, has yet to be repaired.
The retaining walls were damaged after the recent floods. Around 6,000 families who live near these lakes and their water channels fear flooding if it rains.
The sailing colony, the Progressive Colony, the Royal Encvalve, the Laxmi Nagar and the SBI Colony on the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SBC) are most affected in the event of a downpour, as the Nalas retaining walls run along these residential colonies.
The board members said the retaining walls will not be repaired due to the financial crisis. “GHMC officials said they cannot fix the nalas because they are out of their jurisdiction, and SCB officials informed us that there is a fund crisis and the Nala work cannot begin. Where should residents go in heavy rain? “Said K Pandu Yadav SCB board member (station number 6).
A resident of the sailing colony said that if there is a dowmpour, as the walls of the Nalas are broken, the extent of the damage will be greater compared to the recent floods. “The recent floods have wreaked havoc. Goods worth around 4 lakh were damaged in my house. If the retaining walls collapse, the damage will be much greater, ”said David Skinner of Sail Colony. “I urge the authorities to repair the homes in our area that have been damaged by the floods,” he added. Measures are being taken to repair the damaged infrastructure, according to SCB officials. “The damaged retaining walls are being built,” said SCB Chairman B Ajith Reddy. Uma Shanker, SCB station engineer at Station No. 6, said proposals are being prepared to repair the damaged infrastructure. “We are aware of the damaged retaining walls at Nalas as proposals are being made to start repairs,” he said.