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Govt. clears 12 stormwater drain works

Special Correspondent
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Acceding to the GHMC’s contention that executing the repair and remodelling of stormwater drains is time-consuming, the government has permitted the call for tenders for the three years — from 2012 to 2015 — on 12 stretches. The process involves an amount of Rs.222.83 crore.

The GHMC Commissioner had informed the government that stormwater drain repair entailed issues related to land acquisition, removal of encroachments, and rehabilitation of evacuees and continuous flow of water throughout the year.

If works on each nala were to be taken up for three years, the targeted amount would be spent year-wise, depending on the extent of free stretches.

The following stormwater drain stretches are to be taken up for remodelling: from Murki nala at Bandlaguda to Uppuguda at Durdana hotel in Shivajinagar (Rs.38 crore); Murki nala at Yakutpura to Dabeerpura and Malakpet (Rs.20.50 crore); Kishan Bagh nala at Bahadurpura to Kishan Bagh near Zoo park (Rs.5 crore); Mughul ka nala (Rs.5 crore). Syednagar nala (Rs. 11 crore); Nallagandla cheruvu to Gangaram cheruvu in Serilingampally (Rs.25.14 crore); Bathkammakunta to Musi river (Rs.10 crore); from Katedan industrial area to Miralam Tank via Noor Mohammed kunta; Shivarampally cheruvu to Ura cheruvu in Rajendranagar (Rs.21.65 crore); Foxnagar to Fatehnagar in Qutbullapur (Rs.40 crore); from Kapra cheruvu to Nagaram cheruvu (Rs.25 crore); from Patancheru to Gangaram cheruvu (Rs.11.57 crore) and from Kalaniketan to Musi river (Rs.9.97 crore).

Although these works have been proposed to be funded by the Centre under the 13{+t}{+h}Finance Commission, the municipal corporation would take them up with its own internal funding if the money does not come in the form that has been assured to the urban local bodies for improvement of urban services. The GHMC had actually proposed 15 major stormwater drain works but the government has scaled it down to 12 as per the orders.

The government has also directed the urban local bodies to reserve 10 per cent of the shop rooms constructed for commercial complexes to self-help groups whenever the number of shops is 10 or more.


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