HYDERABAD: An overflowing sewer line on the Panjagutta–Khairatabad section made us think twice before taking this route. Not only motorists but hundreds of patients who visit the Nizam Medical Sciences Institute (NIMS), waiting for a bus stop, also complain about the stink.
According to officials, the cause of the leak is the decomposition of a 450 mm diameter sewer chest that had been laid almost three decades ago. Decomposition occurred due to more sewage from upstream areas such as Banjara Hills, Nagarjuna Circle, Panjagutta, Ameerpet and Srinagar Colony.
About a month and a half ago, officials from the Hyderabad State Water Supply and Distribution Authority worked on the sewer lines after the completion of overflowing inspection holes .
They also replaced a small part of the main sewer line. But not only the stretch of Panjagutta began to be stinking because of the overflow, but a manhole near ‘Model House‘ also looked at the flood overflow from the main road.
“I was able to stay on the road because of the stink for two days. The Water Board was not able to solve the problem,” said S Rambabu, a resident of Panjagutta. Near traders also expressed their anger at the apathy of the Water Board. “Our business is affected because customers do not visit stagnant sewage stores in front of our stores,” said a restaurant owner.
When YOU contacted the Deputy Director General of the Water Directorate, Somajiguda Division, R Srinivasa Rao, he stated that waste such as plastic and food spilled from restaurants in Panjagutta, Nagarjuna Circle and Srinagar Colony had caused The choking of the pipeline. The council advised the institutions to build silt chambers.
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A proposal to replace the secular sewer line was sent to the higher authorities about nine months ago. Once this is replaced, the garbage looks do not overflow, said an official.