I held an emergency drainage meeting with KMDA, KMC and KMWSAA. Some co-ordination was needed to ensure that the ongoing BRTS works along EMByPass did not affect the outflow of rainwater. Culverts were also to be desilted while pumps at several sites were to be kept in readiness. It was also to be seen that water pumped out did not flow back due of choking of drainage channels. All Chief Engineers were advised to take emergency measures and send photographs for record.
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Last Thursday, a new drilling rig started its operations in Action Area I to augment water supply. We broke few coconut shells on the drill machine. A picture:
Yesterday, Dohar performed at Rabindra Tirtha. They talked of the influence of folk songs like on Rabindrasangeet and sang to demonstrate. A photo:
Here is a clipping from today's Times of India: