MC's neglect causes drainage woes in Nali Mohalla
Residents of Nali Mohalla are continually plagued by problems arising because of improper drainage due to the municipal corporation's (MC) constant neglect in the situation.punjab Updated: Jun 19, 2014 20:00 IST
Residents of Nali Mohalla are continually plagued by problems arising because of improper drainage due to the municipal corporation's (MC) constant neglect in the situation.
Nali Mohalla, an area near Domoria Bridge, does not have proper drainage system. So, when it rains heavily, houses and shops in the area get flooded. Residents feel that if corrective measures are not taken on time, they would suffer like they did last year.
Ashok Hans, a resident, said, "Out of four streets in the area, three become waterlogged when it rains. The corporation took temporary measures which proved futile when the open drainage system choked on one side of the road."
The residents of the area also experience a flood-like situation during rains because the water from surrounding areas such as Bhadaur House, AC Market and Deepak Cinema Road, which are considerably on higher ground, collects and flows through their houses and shops.
Bunty Moong, another resident, said, "There are approximately 200 houses in the area but despite several complaints to the corporation regarding drainage issues, nothing concrete has happened so far."
The biggest cause for concern is stagnant water after rains. Such places become an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects, which in turn can lead to water-borne diseases.
Kamlesh Bansal, zonal commissioner, Zone A, said, "The drainage system in this area is cleaned regularly and if the problem of water logging still persists, then we will ensure it is resolved on time."
Pradeep Kumar, executive engineer, Zone A, MC, said the area concerned was situated on lower ground, so if it rained moderately it was manageable, but when it rained heavily, water in the surrounding areas also collected in Nali Mohalla. "We will make sure that drains are cleaned regularly, which will definitely help resolve the problem," he added.