Hyderabad: Its a warning! You will be punished next time.
We pray for the strained victims of Hyderabad flood. Hyderabad has seen the worst flood effect in a century. The experts predict the worst is awaiting in years to come, if proper “ACTION PLAN” isn’t planned & implemented.
One of the factors for the heavy rainfall is due to the environmental change of the city. And the reason for cause is urban air pollution, waste management system and unplanned land encroachments. One need to act on all the factors to control & safeguard the future of the city. The loss of human & property in any way not acceptable. This rainfall has affected the businesses which were striving to withstand post lock-down. The worst part is the self-reliant owners like the street vendors & daily wagers. The infra and logistics business has come to standstill in internal parts of Hyderabad city affecting the overall business transactions.
A study has revealed that as a result of the changes, damages due to flood is going to increase in the coming years.
The urban areas have registered higher temperatures than rural surroundings. The Urban Heat Island(UHI) effect is making an impact on the rainfall patterns in the city. Due to high temperature in urban areas as compared to rural surroundings, cooler rural air converges towards urban area with low pressure,” Dr. S Venkateshwarulu, a geography expert of Osmania University, said.
Now, its time to act. Its not the time to be critic. Its time to be responsible not to show fingers elsewhere. It is time to protect your environment to save the city. Either by curbing the waste management in proper way to keep the lakes & canals clean, using the electric vehicles for urban transit & transportation to control the air pollution or think before buying your property to avoid real-estate encroachment. The Hyderabad businesses and the citizens need to act on these parameters to survive. The Government bodies must see to it. They(Government) need to bring some good initiatives & incentives to make Hyderabad clean, green & a safe city.
It is not just an ACT OF GOD, it is a warning for the mistakes of the past. One needs to rectify before being punished ultimately for the mistakes.