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Waterlogging: Railway, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation lock horns

Published: 15th November 2013 12:32 PM

Last Updated: 15th November 2013 12:33 PM

When clogged drains and waterlogging continue to be a recurring issue at the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station with the arrival of heavy rains, the Railway and Corporation have locked horns. While the Railway says that finding a solution to the issue is the responsibility of the Corporation, the civic body says it is the Railway that has to carry out the task.

 Mayor K Chandrika calls it a ‘negative approach’ from the Railways. “Three years ago, a plan to construct an underground channel to ensure the flow of drain water in the railway station was mooted. Even the estimate was prepared, but it did not take off,” said Chandrika.

 Meanwhile, though the heavy downpour has forced the city-zens to be at the receiving end of the waterlogging and associated traffic problems yet again, the issue, which has been gripping the city for the past several years, still remains to be addressed. According to the Mayor, the waterlogging cannot be fully rooted out with the efforts of the Corporation alone. “Apart from the Corporation, Kerala Water Authority, Sewage Department, Road Fund Board and Minor Irrigation Departments too are to be involved for arriving at a solution to the problems of waterlogging. A collective effort of all these departments can bring out the desired results,” said Chandrika.


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