Paradise to Rasoolpura road to be opened to public : Rs 10-cr SNDP nala works completed
The majority of the colonies in the Begumpet area were inundated during the 2020 monsoon
HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will reopen the Picket Nala, SP bridge on Friday after remodelling it to avoid flooding during torrential downpours in the city. The remodelling project cost Rs 10 crores and will be inaugurated on Friday by Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Cinematography Srinivas Yadav.
The majority of the colonies in the Begumpet area were inundated during the 2020 monsoon due to a bottleneck on Picket nala near Karachi bakery on S.P Road.
In order to provide relief to Secunderabad Cantonment Board's flood-prone areas and to prevent loss of life and property, GHMC undertook remodelling work to remove the bottleneck on Picket Nala on SP Road.
According to the GHMC, approximately 100 Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) colonies will benefit, including Anna Nagar Basthi and Rasoolpura Basthi, two of Asia's largest slums, BHEL Colony, ICRISAT colony, Soujanya colony, and parts of Bowenpally.
60 projects have been carried out under the SNDP at an estimated cost of 985 crores, of which 37 are being carried out by the GHMC and 23 by different corporations throughout the city to stop further flooding.
Flood-prone areas are given priority, and 58 projects have already started and the two projects are still pending. Approximately 77.56 kilometres of nala work is currently underway, including surrounding municipalities.
Hyderabad Mayor Gadwal R Vijaylakshmi stated that steps were taken to complete the SNDP works on time, and that the GHMC has undertaken various works such s nala remodelling to prevent inundation in low-lying areas.
Deputy Mayor Mothe Srilatha Shobhan Reddy stated that previously low lying areas were inundated during heavy rains, but that this problem will be resolved once the SNDP works are completed.