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Osman Nagar issue caught the officials between the devil and the deep blue sea

With the issue of Osman Nagar showing no sign of early resolve, the officials of Jalpally Municipality has seen caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as one group is seeking early draining out of clogged water from their area while another is vigorously opposing the move.

The issue ratcheted-up with the officials laying a pipeline on war footing to drain out the water from the area. Soon the people of the Venkatapur area on the other side upped the ante against the municipality officials for allowing the water to pass through their way. After allowing the water to pass on through their area initially, the people of the colony have moved the court seeking prevention of draining out of water alleging the officials of making the lake empty in the guise of helping people of the inundated area.

“It became almost a crux for the officials as pressure from warring sides – one seeking draining out of clogged water while another is opposing the move, consistently putting them on their toes ever since the water body swarmed after heavy rains in the month of October last year. Though we are working hard to find a way out by making efforts consistently to drain out the water from the area, people on the other end are protecting and taking umbrage over us for allowing the water to pass on from their colonies. One party even approaches the court seeking prevention of exhausting the water body,” informed an official on the condition of anonymity.

Till now, he further said, we have cleared much of the water from the area but a quantum of 2.5 feet of clogged water still needs to be drained out for which we are making regular arrangements and putting consistent efforts to resolve the issue on a priority basis. “While some parties have already reached the High Court seeking early draining out of the water from the inundated Osman Nagar area, another group has recently approached the court seeking protection of the water body from making it completely bereft from the water. This has made it difficult for us to carry out the work smoothly with free of mind,” rued the official.