Three colonies downstream of Bandlaguda lake are compelled to bear with roads submerged in sewage, and extreme stench thereof, for the final three days, all owing to the laxity of officers and short-sightedness of the authorities.
Padmavathi Colony, Anandi Enclave and Raghavendra Colony are the three colonies which were given a style of inundation method forward of monsoons.
The residents are in a method bearing the brunt of the continued SNDP works upstream of Bandlaguda lake. Large quantities of sewage from areas comparable to Vanasthalipuram and Mansurabad are getting dumped within the lake via the newly-developed storm water drainage system.
However, downstream of Bandlaguda lake, the drain works haven’t been completed, attributable to which scope for correct drainage was not there. As a end result, the surplus water flowed again into the Ayyappa Colony, a slum developed proper within the lake mattress, on May 31.
Left with no different possibility, the residents of Ayyappa Colony, with assist from a neighborhood chief, created a breach to the lake on the opposite facet, to empty the surplus water, which flowed proper via the colonies to seek out its approach to Nagole lake.
Surender Yadav, the native chief and corporator Ch. Aruna Yadav’s husband, blames it on Irrigation officers who didn’t care to restore the excess weir of the lake.
“The weir has been defunct for the last three months, and despite several pleas, they did not bother to repair it. We merely cleared the breach created by Irrigation officials during last year’s floods to allow the excess water to drain” Mr. Yadav mentioned.
He additionally blames SNDP contractor who, he alleges, has left the work unfinished, citing dues from the federal government.
“The lake is receiving 75% excess water, while only 25% of it is being drained. Even a drizzle results in the lake overflowing and entering homes at Ayyappa Colony,” he says.