Hyderabad: Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar inspected the storm water drains in the old city today.
He visited Charminar and directed the officials to take up cleaning of the surroundings regularly apart from installing lighting so as to have excellent night view of Charminar.
Later he went round the old city area which includes Shalibanda, Himmatpura, Abdullah Building, Murgi Chowk, City College and Nayapul areas to personally inspect the storm water drains.
At Shalibanda, Kumar observed that the decades old storm water drains from the Nizam’s era are still functioning smoothly in the old city.
Officials informed that the storm water drains were constructed after the Musi floods of 1908 under the guidance of Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya. The drinking water supply system for the city was also designed at that time.
He instructed the Zonal Commissioner to improve the sanitation near the Nayapul area within a week. He also directed them to put up fencing and also take up lighting of the arch bridge.
Chief Engineer Ziauddin, Zonal Commissioner Srinivas Reddy and other GHMC officials were present on the occasion. (INN)