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Soon, no more waterlogging at IGI

india Updated: Aug 04, 2010 00:05 IST
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Work on the 11-km long storm water drain connecting Mahipalpur (opposite Hotel Radisson) with the Najafgarh drain is almost complete.

Built at a cost of R135 crore by DSC Limited and to be fully operationalised in a fortnight, the 11-km long drain will help prevent waterlogging at IGI Airport, including portions of T3, and Rangpuri, Smalkha and Mahipalpur villages.

A four-km section of this stretch connecting Dwarka Underpass near IGI Airport to Najafgarh drain was already completed in phase-I in December 2009.

DSC Limited on Tuesday announced the connectivity of the Mahipalpur-Najafgarh Drain Project. This connectivity ensures that the accumulated storm water at the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be drained to the Najafgarh drain. The project is of strategic importance as it ensures that the airport complex is safe from unexpected water-logging that could lead to disruption of air services.

“This project has been built with a combination of state-of-the-art technologies at a cost of R135 crore. The drain has been constructed around an area of 5,000 acres to ensure smooth flow of rainwater from the IGI airport to the Najafgarh drain,” K K Mutreja, Project Head-MNDP, DSC Limited.

This project is being completed in two phases. The first phase of the project was completed in December 2009, involving a 4-km-long storm water tunnel drain connecting Dwarka underpass near Indira Gandhi International Airport to Najafgarh drain.

The phase II of the project involves a 7-km-long box drain connecting Mahipalpur along the periphery of the airport up to the Rewari railway line.