Waterlogging measures to be complete in Gurgaon by June 30, say officials

  • Rashpal Singh, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 22:32 IST
The meteorological department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to hit the city by June 28-29. (HT File Photo)

Officials of the district administration, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) on Friday said all stormwater drains and nullahs will be cleaned by June 30 to check waterlogging during monsoons.

The administration also released helpline numbers for residents to contact in case of an emergency. The meteorological department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to hit the city by June 28-29.

A meeting to review arrangements was held under the chairmanship of divisional commissioner D Suresh. He directed officials of the MCG and the Huda to not leave the district headquarters without prior permission of the deputy commissioner. Even if they have to go for meetings in Chandigarh, they are to intimate the DC during the monsoon.

This direction came after Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal said that during the recent rain, he contacted the officials concerned who said they were out of Gurgaon and were not aware of the waterlogging problem.

Aggarwal requested the officials to get their respective areas checked by junior staff after rains and take up water evacuation work suo motu and not to wait for any complaint.

All locations where waterlogging was noticed during previous rains were discussed in the meeting. Suresh said work could be taken up at critical points even if administrative approval was pending. Deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash said in such matters, a copy should be sent to the divisional commissioner, Gurgaon. Satyaprakash said desilting work was being monitored by senior officials and he himself was monitoring Zone-4. He said four teams have been formed for monitoring the work.

HUDA authorities said the Najafgarh drain was narrow at Khandsa village and it was decided to construct two drains to check waterlogging at Hero Honda chowk. The need for rainwater harvesting systems was also stressed in the meeting.

Aggarwal said if waterlogging happened despite all efforts, officials concerned will be held responsible and action will be recommended against them.

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