GHMC Alerts Monsoon Emergency Teams to Demolish all Dilapidated Buildings

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has instructed its officers that all old buildings will be demolished and are ready to use their monsoon emergency equipment, as the Hyderabad weather report shows a large-to-very-high rainfall over the next two days under the influence of the Southwest monsoon. 

Disaster Response Force  

In response to the steady rain in Hyderabad, the monsoon-action teams and the Disaster Response Force (DRF) personnel from the civic body swung into action. In low-lying areas, however, there have been no floods. 

A GHMC official said that there were 29 Monsoon grievances, of which 23 were resolved. The teams also took part in a few problems concerning drainage overflow and desilting. 

Instead, the GHMC has formed a committee involving senior officials and engineers, which increases its efforts to address the problems of urban flooding in the city. 

The Meeting was held this week to focus on the deforestation of stormwater drainage activities among other monsoon-based problems in order to avoid the recurrence of the city's nightmarish floods last year. 

The officials also decided to study best practices by other municipal corporations and, where required, also visit other cities.

By: Shailaja K