Hyderabad Municipal Corporation fines a builder for releasing water on road
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakh on a construction firm for letting out water on Road No.14, Banjara Hills. It also suspended the building licence and filed a criminal case at the Banjara Hills police station for damage to public property. The GHMC seized two pump sets from the building site and stopped the construction until further orders.
The construction company had been letting out water from two sumps at the cellar of the under-construction residential and commercial complex. Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, during his nightly inspection, found huge quantities of water flowing on Road No. 3 and Road No. 14, damaging the recently-laid roads. He immediately alerted the town planning and engineering officials of the GHMC and filed a case in the police station.
The offender was identified as Legend Construction Company, which was asked to pay Rs. 10 lakh as penalty. The engineering and planning officials, who inspected the building, found that the two large sumps could store water from 10 tankers.
“The water overflow was causing heavy damage to roads that were re-carpeted recently at a cost of Rs. 8 lakh,” GHMC officials said. They warned that strict action would be taken against people, including penalties and criminal cases, for those releasing water on road.