GMDA finds logs and walls in sewage drains, blames dumping


Gurugram

Gurugram received 35 mm of rain on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) said it had found wooden logs, construction debris and remnants of walls in the storm water drains it had cleaned over the past week, leading to residential colonies in Palam Vihar. Accumulation of water during periods of heavy rainfall has been attributed to this. Wednesday

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An official of the authority said that the drains were inspected last Friday after heavy rain caused waterlogging in several residential areas, even though they had been cleaned and sanitized over the past few months.

“We were surprised to see a small wall inside the storm water drain near Tigra village which was not removed after clearing the silt. Another blockage was found in the storm drain near Tigra village, where a large amount of construction debris was deposited. I was thrown inside the drain. It was because of these problems that Mayfield Garden and adjoining areas were flooded,” said a senior GMDA official, requesting anonymity.

He said that these obstacles have been removed and he hopes that the situation will improve.

GMDA officials said they also found pieces of wood in a storm drain near Krishna Chowk in Palam Vihar, which blocked the water and silt and garbage accumulated inside the drain, causing the flow of monsoon water. I was interrupted. “These barricades have also been removed and instructions have been issued to check all such vital points. We also appeal to residents to ensure that garbage is not thrown on the roadside as most of it is plastic. It enters the drains and blocks the flow of water,” he said.

Many residential areas of the city have been submerged in water since last week.

“We have deployed personnel and machinery across the city to avoid inundation. Roads and alleys have been constructed to divert the water. We have also diverted water in low-lying areas of the Aravalli. To ensure that it does not flood the city,” the official said above.

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