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NDMC to train staff to deal with waterlogging

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2012 01:21 IST
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The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will hold a workshop to train its employees to tackle cases of waterlogging during monsoon.



The staff manning the control room will also be directed to treat complaints of waterlogging as 'urgent cases' and send information to the department concerned without any delay.



"Even though cases of watelogging in the NDMC areas are minimum, we will try to sort them out with urgency," said Amit Prasad, director (press relations).

While the date of the workshop is yet to be fixed, its agenda will be to train the staff to manage waterlogging better and pump out excess water on time. "As for drains, most of them have been de-silted and other work is on," added Prasad.

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But no action has been taken towards road cave-ins. The civic body, however, claimed that when such an incident happened, they relaid the roads promptly so commuters didn't face much of a problem.

The three new civic corporations have not announced any workshop, and are choosing instead to blame the Delhi Jal Board for the cave-ins in the city.

"The sewer and water pipes are laid by the DJB and it is their responsibility to check for leakages. As much as 40% water in Delhi gets wasted due to the leakages," said Subhash Arya, Leader of the House, South Delhi Municipal Corporation.