Gurugram: Work on a duct to divert storm water to Najafgarh drain is in progress.

Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will soon start construction of Master Drain (Leg 2) to divert storm water to Najafgarh Drain to deal with flooding of agricultural fields in the city. officials said Monday.

Officials said the new master drain will help deal with flooding of agricultural fields in Gurugram during monsoons. (HT Archive)

The construction of the 4,080-metre-long canal has been divided into four phases and is expected to be completed in two years, officials said.

In the first phase, 550 meters of the canal will be constructed. 3,580 million will be constructed in the second phase. In the third and fourth phase, dams will be constructed and pumps and other equipment will be installed.” said PC Meena, Chief Executive Officer, GMDA.

Apart from this, GMDA will also construct the rest of the Leg 3 Drain (Badshahpur) which will not only be connected to the Leg 2 Drain but also to the Najafgarh Drain. While these two legs will be constructed by GMDA, the construction of dams will be done by Haryana Water Resources Department. At present, there is no dam on the Gurugram side of the Najafgarh drain, officials said.

Meena also said that drains are being constructed along with the Najafgarh drain in Gurugram keeping in mind the accumulation of water in the agricultural fields.

“Construction of these drains will protect agricultural land from submergence,” Meena said.

Officials said that the capacity of the Najafgarh drain has also reduced over time due to siltation. “GMDA will work to connect both Leg 2 and Leg 3 drains with Najafgarh drain to prevent inundation of farmers’ land. After completion of desalting work in Najafgarh drain by Delhi administration, agricultural The accumulated water in the area will be cleared after which the construction of Leg 2 will start in Phase 1. The drain is 24 months,” Meena said.

“GMDA has started the tendering process and the agency will soon be commissioned to execute phase 1 of the project,” GMDA CEO said. The AK CEO added that land has already been acquired for the project.

Master Storm Water Drains of Gurugram

Currently, there are three drains that carry the city’s storm water to the Najafgarh Drain – Leg 1 Drain (Sikanderpur to Najafgarh via Palam Vihar), Leg 2 Drain (Sector 42 to Huda City Center to Najafgarh) and Leg 3 Drain (via Ghata Village) Vatika Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 99 to Najafgarh Drain) also known as Badshahpur Drain. GMDA is also constructing Master Drain (Leg 4) along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) from Vatika Chowk to NH 8 on Sohna Road to improve the drainage network and monsoon. The concerns of water accumulation in Sector 68-80 during

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