stormwater drains

New drain work to be taken up after rains: TN Minister KN Nehru

KN Nehru says water draining in most parts of city within hours, water pumped out in areas facing inundation

published on : 13th November 2022

75 tanks and 600-km-stretch stormwater drains revamped in Tamil Nadu

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.

published on : 4th November 2022

Stormwater drains work: Will Chennai city evade monsoon mayhem?

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.

published on : 2nd November 2022

GCC gets more time as Chennai set to miss date with monsoon

The civic body is finishing work with catch pits, silt traps and laying surfaces with wet mix macadam to make roads motorable during rains.

published on : 24th October 2022

‘Location, elevation of Bengaluru must prevent floods': Civil engineer

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.

published on : 10th October 2022

ECR residents oppose stormwater drains project

Say there’s no water stagnation on eastern side, proj might mix seawater with groundwater

published on : 27th August 2022

Flood mitigation: Highways dept to link Chennai drains

To prevent inundation during rains, the State Highways department is planning to link stormwater drains on arterial roads in the Chennai Metropolitan area.

published on : 26th July 2022

Hyderabad rains: Maintenance of stormwater drains need of the hour, says expert

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.

published on : 24th July 2022

Tankers continue to dump raw sewage into stormwater drains in Chennai's Maduravoyal

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.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Greater Chennai Corporation sets target for stormwater drain work

The Corporation HQ has set three-day targets for construction and desilting and taking note of the progress of contractors against the set target.

published on : 15th July 2022

Additional officers to monitor stormwater drains work

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.

published on : 10th July 2022

Stormwater drain works in Chennai to be completed by September: MAUD minister KN Nehru

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.

published on : 9th July 2022

Coimbatore municipal body intensifies desilting stormwater drains ahead of southwest monsoon

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.

published on : 13th June 2022

Tambaram Corporation to build more drains to fight flood menace

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.

published on : 9th May 2022

Stormwater drains work delays re-laying Kombaipatti junction road in Salem

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.

published on : 5th May 2022

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.

published on : 10th April 2022

Minister says previous governments ignored urban flooding problem

The Strategic Nala Development Programme (SNDP) once completed would provide a permanent solution to the flash flood problem faced by people surrounding nalas

published on : 30th March 2022

Residents in dire straits as stormwater floods houses in Tripunithura

According to residents, their houses became flooded when builders of an apartment complex blocked a canal flowing through their premises.

published on : 8th July 2019