MA&UD Minister KTR held a review on the development & expansion works of nalas which will be taken up in GHMC limits.
To prevent inundations in the city, GHMC officials have come up with a comprehensive program for the development of nalas which was reviewed by Minister KTR today.
During the meeting, KTR stated that there was a need to strengthen the age-old nalas and sewer system, keeping in mind the rapid urbanization. He added that the Government of Telangana is working towards the same by coming up with a comprehensive nala development program.
KTR stated that Hyderabad has been recording heavy to very heavy rains in recent times, and to avoid a flood-like situation in the city, the government is taking up nalas development and expansion works.
The Government wants to take up these works in a well-planned manner to ensure no citizen goes through any kind of inconvenience in the future, said KTR. He added that the Government will take care of the poor who get affected by the Nala expansion works. He also stated that the government is also considering the allocation of 2 BHK Dignity Houses to the affected ones based on their eligibility.
KTR also stated that the Government would also come up with a law, if needed, for the development and expansion of nalas and lakes in the city.
The zonal commissioners of GHMC submitted a detailed report to the minister on the works taken up which include clearing obstacles in nalas, expansion of nalas, construction of retaining walls.
The Telangana Minister directed the officials to take up all these works along with the Strategic Nala Development Program. Minister asked the officials to identify bottlenecks in nalas and clear them on a war footing.
KTR also stated that soon a meeting will be called for with all the MLAs from GHMC limits soon.
Special Chief Secretary Arvind Kumar, Mayor Gadwal Vijaya Lakshmi, Deputy Mayor Sri Latha Mothe, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar & senior officials participated.