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New drain may stop flooding near airport

delhi Updated: Dec 17, 2009 23:58 IST
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Indira Gandhi International Airport

The problem of sewage accumulation and water logging that affected Indira Gandhi International Airport and five urban villages in its surrounding in the past few years, has finally been taken care of.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday inaugurated part of the 11-kilometre ‘Airport storm water drain’.
The 4.4-km part of the drain, between Dwarka Underpass and Najafgarh drain, will carry sewage and rainwater of the airport to the Najafgarh drain.

Apart from the problem of flooding in the airport premises, especially around the arrival terminal of the domestic airport, the drain will solve the perennial problem of water logging of the Dwarka underpass.

Union minister for civil aviation Prafull Patel said the project was to make the airport complex safe from unexpected water logging resulting in disruption in the air services.