Rain, thun­der­show­ers likely till Oc­to­ber 20

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY -

the said.

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.

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