Rohtak deputy commissioner Amit Aggarwal has directed the officials of the health department to drain out rain water that had inundated several parts of the residential areas and nearby villages under new municipal corporation of the district.
In a meeting here on Friday, Aggarwal said: “The officials of the department concerned in satellites towns like Meham, Sampla, Kalanaur should purchase pipes to drain off water on priority basis and bring the situation under control.”
While touring the affected areas of the district, Aggarwal said: “Senior officials of the administration should keep a vigil and press the pump sets in their areas so that water can be drained off in a proper way.”
Notably, rain in this week has resulted in blockage of sewerage, waterlogging and in some areas, it has entered in residential complex of several low lying areas.
Amit Kumar, a resident of Sector 4, said: “A section of Rohtak-Sonepat state highway is filled with rain water for the past three days causing severe inconvenience to motorists, but nothing has been done so far.”
Ram Mehar, a native of Kheri Sadh village, which has recently come under the new municipal corporation, said: “We were excited after our village came under municipal corporation jurisdiction, but this year rain has caused more devastation as administration did not make drainage system effective to bear the excess water.”