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Govt report blames construction for water-logging in Delhi

A joint inspection by all civic and government agencies has blamed construction by Delhi metro and other departments for the water-logging and subsequent traffic chaos in the Capital this monsoon season.

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2016 23:50 IST
HT Correspondent
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A joint inspection by all civic and government agencies has blamed construction by Delhi metro and other departments for the water-logging and subsequent traffic chaos in the Capital this monsoon season. (Hindustan Times)

A joint inspection by all civic and government agencies has blamed construction by Delhi metro and other departments for the water-logging and subsequent traffic chaos in the Capital this monsoon season.

The Delhi government had on Tuesday issued challans to the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for the water-logging under the AIIMS flyover and the Sarita Vihar underpass.

“Metro construction for phase-III is going on and almost the entire city is affected by it. Apart from this, many other developmental projects are on, which has led to water-logging. These are initial findings of the report,” said a Delhi government official.

The committee’s final report is still to be submitted.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had directed all the government agencies concerned to conduct a joint inspection of worst-affected areas and submit a report on the reasons behind the accumulation of water.

He had sought a separate report from Delhi Traffic Police about the roads vulnerable to water-logging and reasons behind the problem.

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The report says the agencies concerned (civic agencies and PWD) had carried out the desilting (clearing of silt from drains) procedure before the monsoon set in and so only large-scale construction activities could be behind the water-logging.

The Delhi government will issue challan to all responsible for the mess.

Section 133 of the CrPC empowers the magistrate or SDM to take relevant action for removal of nuisance and order prosecution in case of non-compliance.