Flooding and Waterlogging in Hyderabad

Navigating Hyderabad’s roads is a nightmarish experience when it rains. But that is only for the lucky. The unlucky ones do not live to tell the story. Some of us will remember the July 15th 2005 incident in which Durga Kumari, a bank employee slipped into an open manhole on Zinda Tilismath Road. Her body was recovered from the Musi river some 30 hours later. On women July 23rd this year, a 17 year old student pillion riding on a scooter died when the two-wheeler skid on a pile of mud which was not visible as rain water gushed down the road near Anand cinema in Begumpet. Nobody knows the count of children who have fallen in open manholes in slums in the city because they do not even get reported.

For more than a decade now, Hyderabad which has seen tremendous growth in built environment. This built up area has seriously disrupted storm water drains, and tremendously increased surface runoff. This violation of urban development norms is responsible for flooding in several points across the city ou trouver du viagra a paris. Masab Tank, a water body located at the southern foothills of Banjara Hills was converted into land for residential and commercial purposes. But that is only one the many lakes that have disappeared over the years. As a result, the natural flow of the streams is blocked and as a result, Аренда we have waterlogging and flooding even at the slightest instance of rain.

While there is no government agency keeping track of this process, the traffic police and the GHMC keep lists of waterlogging points and the GHMC and the district collectorates of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy keep some records of flooding. So, here is a starter map of the waterlogging points identified by the Hyderabad Traffic Police.

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