Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monsoon \preparations : Flood Drainage

Last year, at the peak of monsoons, there was widespread water logging in Chinar Park, Rajarhat Municipality area - just outside New Town area. This year, we have been making various advance preparations. We formed a Technical Committee headed by Executive Director (Engineering) of Hidco along with Engineers from  Irrigation, PHE, Municipality, Power and others. Drains were cleared, pumps installed and blockages in storm water discharge pipes removed.
Rows of pumps in Jatragachi installed to drain out water to Bagjola
 Yesterday, Shri Purnendu Basu, Labour Minister and I along with engineers of Hidco and Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality went to the area and decided to also clean up the pipes / drains on VIP road between Haj House and Haldiram.
However, to move towards a long term solution, we must (a) desilt and widen Bagjola Canal (a major long-term effort required by Irrigiation Department) and (b) prohibit use of plastics, as I saw myself during the pipe / drain cleaning operations as to how the polythene bags were jamming all water outlets.
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here is a clipping from today's Times of India about the need to repair the PWD road from Lauhati to Bantala:


  1. Really proactive steps. Fantastic steps.
    Both the efforts ( flood control and PWD road repair) are no doubt praiseworthy.

  2. HIDCO Control Room to fight waterlogging during monsoon: