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.
Say there’s no water stagnation on eastern side, proj might mix seawater with groundwater
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.
The Corporation HQ has set three-day targets for construction and desilting and taking note of the progress of contractors against the set target.
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.
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.
Following administrative sanction and allocations under the flood mitigation funds 2021-22, the corporation has released tenders for the work which is expected to be completed within six months.
Hundreds of heavy and light vehicles ply this road daily. But a km of this stretch between NGGO Colony Road and Kombaipatti Mariamman Temple Junction is completely damaged and has not been relaid.
No official action in sight, residents cover up broken slabs over drains with plywood boards in trichy
However, the authorities are yet to take any remedial measures. In some areas, residents themselves have placed plywood boards over the broken slabs to help pedestrians.
The Strategic Nala Development Programme (SNDP) once completed would provide a permanent solution to the flash flood problem faced by people surrounding nalas
According to residents, their houses became flooded when builders of an apartment complex blocked a canal flowing through their premises.