Rain, thundershowers likely till October 20
Meanwhile, GHMC staff have been pumping out water from the tank to protect the surrounding colonies. Though they are using 15 motor pumps, the situation has not yet brought back to normalcy.
Meanwhile, fishermen have come up against the pumping of water.
Mr Ditti Mallaiah, president of the State Fishermen Association, said that they would approach the court to protect the tank. official Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in the city on Thursday evening.
The maximum rainfall was recorded at Srinagar colony at 6.4 cm, followed by Moula Ali and Kapra.
Secunderabad, LB Nagar, Gachibowli, Quthbullapur, Borabanda and Serillingampally received a heavy spell for a short duration during the peak hours.
Rains accompanied with thunders and lightning will continue till October 20 due to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is likely to occur at isolated places in TS. The infrastructure facilities in core sectors of roads, storm water drains etc are not up to the mark in urban local bodies in TS.
In several localities, roads require recarpeting and drains have to be reconstructed. But there are no funds with urban local bodies to pay for this work.
The municipal administration department has requested the state government to provide the funds.
Urban local bodies need funds for implementing various revenue generating developmental projects such as parking spaces, parks, commercial complexes, shopping complexes, function halls, auditoriums etc. But the urban local bodies are weak in terms of their own financial strength, which is a major cause for the lack of adequate investments for capital formation and maintenance at their level.