With water level in Hussainsagar rising due to the heavy rains lashing the city, the GHMC demolished old and dilapidated buildings on Monday and asked people residing in areas around the lake to vacate their houses to avoid any untoward incidents.
The water level in Hussainsagar rose to 513. 490 metres above the full-tank-level (FTL) capacity of 513.4 metres on Monday, however, by 10 pm, the water level dipped to 513.440 metres.
A compound wall in Masjid Banda in Serilingampally zone, a dilapidated house in Malakpet, an old building in Amberpet, and a dlapidated wall in Ramanthapur were demolished.
The GHMC officials have identified community halls to shelter people living in low-lying areas of Ashok Nagar, Liberty Circle, Himayatnagar, and Domalguda, which are in the vicinity of Hussainsagar. “Arrangements have been made to move residents to function halls in safer areas in case of an emergency.,” said GHMC.
Meanwhile, a resident of Ashok Nagar said that the GHMC has failed to desilt the nala near her house. “If water gushes into cellars, the official who failed to desilt the nala should be held responsible, ,” she said.