BHUBANESWAR: Civic authorities demolished two boundary walls of a private residence adjacent to Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) to clear encroachment from Natural Drain - 4. The demolition, which was long overdue, was undertaken on Monday.
The RPRC surroundings used to remain water logged during monsoon every year.
The water logging was caused by the boundary walls constructed on the natural drain, obstructing the drain water. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in a joint demolition drive brought down the boundary walls.
The drain, which had dried up, was widened prior to the demolition. As soon as it was completed, the blocked drain water rushed through the drain like flood water.
About 150 feet stretch of the drain was widened by the civic authorities, but sources said the force of water further widened it.
Senior officials said the area will not face any more water logging problems in future.