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Delhi to have task force to check water-logging

The task force, would ensure that all drains are cleaned before the onset of monsoon and that there is proper machinery available to clear water logging-prone areas in the shortest possible time.

delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2010 23:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi government on Friday formed a high-level task force, led by to keep a check on water-logging.

The task force, led by Delhi chief secretary Rakesh Mehta, would ensure that all drains are cleaned before the onset of monsoon and that there is proper machinery available to clear water logging-prone areas in the shortest possible time.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the Delhi chief minister and attended by all stakeholders, including MCD, NDMC, PWD, flood and irrigation department, officers of the revenue department and other related departments, a senior Delhi government official said.

To check proper cleaning of drains, a team of 27 sub-divisional magistrates from nine districts of Delhi will act as third party inspectors. The team will ensure that all 1,550 drains of the city are properly de-silted before the monsoon.

The PWD, MCD and the NDMC also identified water logging-prone points on roads in their jurisdiction and set up pumping stations to clear stagnated water immediately.

“These are points that get flooded every year. The pumping stations set up near these points will have generator back-up to pump out rain water,” said the official.