Killer manholes dot Hyderabad roads

Written by | June 28, 2016 | 0

Hyderabad: There are hundreds of ‘killer’ manholes in almost every municipal ward across the city that call for immediate attention. They have already claimed several lives. The officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), who are responsible for the upkeep of manholes, are accused of adopting lackadaisical attitude.

There are currently 4.70 lakh manholes in the city, of which 2.70 lakh are taken care of by GHMC and the remaining two lakh manholes are maintained by the Water Board. Following the death of a tea vendor Motilal, who fell into an open manhole at Madhapur area on Saturday, denizens from across the city questioned the failure of the civic authorities in not ensuring the safety of the people.

 

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