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Govt asks civic bodies to overhaul drainage network

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi , February 05, 2013
First Published: 23:53 IST(5/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:55 IST(5/2/2013)

The Delhi government on Tuesday directed the three municipal corporations of Delhi to overhaul the drainage network and maintain cleanliness in the city.

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The directive came after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit expressed unhappiness over the upkeep of drainage system in the Capital as overnight heavy showers led to water-logging and subsequent traffic jams.

As rain lashed Delhi, it led to water-logging which resulted in massive traffic jams across the capital. The traffic mess was compounded by malfunctioning of traffic lights in various areas. Water-logging was reported from the carriageway from Naraina to Dhaula Kuan on Ring road, Najafgarh and Mehrauli-Badarpur road.


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