One day work shop On
way out for Hyderabad City”
A one daywork shop on “Urban floods-way out for Hyderabad city” is conducted at JNTU on 18.08.2018 for GHMC Engineers. As the Chief Guest of the event Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner, GHMC spoke on the need for proper diagnosis for the problem of urban flooding for Hyderabad City and out of the box solution for its mitigation. Even though resources are limited but GHMC need to have wholistic approach by phasing the solutions on mitigation.
Dr. E. Saibaba Reddy, Principal JNTU presided over the workshop.
Dr. K. Lakshma Rao, Prof. JNTU and coordinator centre of Excellence, JNTU, Hyderabad under whose leadership the study has been carried out mentioned that the rainfall patterns are changing due to climatology changes, Urbanization and environmental imbalance. Hetergenity of rainfall creates heavy rains in certain pockets and light or no rain in certain other pockets. The study titled “Integrated Urban Flood Storm water netwook (urban by pass) for GHMC” completed for 229 water logging locations in GHMC under a MOU between GHMC & Centre of Excellence JNTU by sharing cost of study 50% : 50%. The outcome of study proposed additional 450 km of urban flood storm water drain in the central median, 270350 Rain Water Harvesting Structures by households under social responsibility, 17767 Rain Water Harvesting Structures on Governemnt lands and 636 water tanks to be consturcted under BOT basis. The initial indicative cost of storm water drain is about Rs. 400 Cr which excludes cost of recambering the roads, land acquisition and Rain Water Harvesting Structures which may cost around 2000 Cr.
Commissioner GHMC suggested for detailed discussion with all the stake holders like Institution of Engineers, Retired professors, Retired Senior Engineers, NGOs, Town planners before adopting the recommendations and revise the estimates after considering the valuable opinions.