KN Nehru says water draining in most parts of city within hours, water pumped out in areas facing inundation
Collector V Vishnu said as many as 75 tanks were rejuvenated and over 600-km stretch of stormwater drains desilted as part of the Nellai Neervalam initiative in VM Chatram.
Corporation officials were given a deceptively simple brief by the government before they started work in May — there must be no waterlogging in areas which faced the issue in 2021.
The civic body is finishing work with catch pits, silt traps and laying surfaces with wet mix macadam to make roads motorable during rains.
Bengaluru also lies on a ridge line between two different basins, whose flows are very different from each other. These must be understood while designing the system of stormwater drains.
People who have built houses on canals will be issued notices and given three days time by the Tahsildar.
Say there’s no water stagnation on eastern side, proj might mix seawater with groundwater
While asking the corporation to streamline the removal of waste, the court directed the district collector to oversee its effective implementation and file a report before the court.
To prevent inundation during rains, the State Highways department is planning to link stormwater drains on arterial roads in the Chennai Metropolitan area.
He said that the entire infrastructure in place to drain out rainwater should be in proper condition like sewerage, storm water channels and Musi riverfront.
This is done several times a week they alleged and shared pictures of a tanker lorry dumping raw sewage into stormwater drains maintained by the NHAI.
Taking lessons from the drain mishap, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation had decided to barricade all vulnerable drainage points along the city drains to prevent such incidents.
The Corporation HQ has set three-day targets for construction and desilting and taking note of the progress of contractors against the set target.
In areas like Chinna Sekkadu in the Manali zone and Nerkundram in the Valasaravakkam zone, the laying of roads is yet to be taken up due to the stormwater drain and underground sewage works underway.
This was announced after a meeting was chaired by municipal administration and water supply secretary Shiv Das Meena to review the work on SWDs, at Ripon Buildings on Friday.
Stormwater drain projects being undertaken in various parts of the city will be completed by September, said Minister for Municipal Administration and Water Supply KN Nehru on Friday.
The construction of storm water drainage and road works were carried out in Reddythoppu, Bethlehem, Valayalkara street and Parnakara street in the town.
After inspecting the poor sanitation management at Maruthi Nagar, Swapnil directed sanitation workers to segregate waste collected from households on a daily basis.
Out of the total 625 km internal drains under BMC and 300 km drains administered by the Works department, over 200 km drains continue to remain open.
Since the last council meeting, the councillors from majority of the wards have demanded that the CCMC officials should desilt the stormwater drains in their wards.