Waterlogging is in many cities and not just in Hyderabad said K Taraka Rama Rao the Minister for IT. He was giving a reply to the BJP member Ramachandra Rao. The Minister agreed that there is this issue of waterlogging in the city.
What can we do when there is a cloud burst he questioned. Yes the people must also get awareness on the issue. The people must cooperate with the Government, Minister added. The GHMC along cannot do everything he said.
We are clearing the nalas and also desilting the nalas he stated. The sewer drains are getting clogged he said. The plastic should be banned and the people should not throw things in the nalas he suggested.
The resident welfare associations and the womenfolk are creating awareness he said. The stormwater drains are also being cleared on war footing basis the Minister said. The people and the GHMC must work together for a clean Hyderabad he suggested.
The MLAs must also cooperate he said. KTR reminded the call given Prime Minister Modi in banning the plastic in a phased manner. The plastic is clogging the sewer drains and nalas he explained.
The Minister also added that the environment must also be protected with the help of plantations.