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Redesign Delhi’s drainage system, says Kejriwal, lauds officials for curbing waterlogging under Minto bridge

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, at a overview assembly on Monday, known as for an improved drainage system within the metropolis whilst he recommended officers for curbing waterlogging beneath Minto bridge this yr.

“There’s a folklore-benchmark in Delhi… It’s stated that the day Minto bridge will get waterlogged, it marks the onset of the monsoon. Minto bridge, this time, is the speak of the city. Our officers and engineers gave their finest in the direction of making certain that the bridge doesn’t get waterlogged. I’m not saying so however the individuals of Delhi are,” Kejriwal stated.

At Minto bridge, the PWD has put in 4 CCTVs in order that officers can act shortly in case of an emergency.

Officers stated {that a} degree sensor with a hooter has been put in too. The hooter raises an alarm when water reaches a predetermined degree. Twelve water pumps have been put in at Minto Highway this yr. A new impartial drainage system can also be being deliberate for Minto Highway, officers stated.

The involved departments gave shows on the initiatives undertaken by them on the overview assembly. Chief Minister Kejriwal famous that there are at the moment 147 weak factors. “If we conduct in depth mapping, we are able to enlist all doable weak factors. If options for all weak factors are deliberate and labored in the direction of just like the Minto bridge, then we are able to free Delhi from water-logging,” he stated.

The CM additional stated that Delhi ought to have the perfect drainage system, which it doesn’t have, at current. He additionally identified that there are a lot of factors the place the DJB and the MCD drains converge, however there was an absence of coordination between them.

“I wish to recommend that the PWD ought to act because the nodal authority and undertake an train to revamp Delhi’s drainage system. If a wonderful design is in place and all of the businesses can work collectively on it, then we are able to implement it,” he stated. He added that after such a system is in place, yearly desilting shall be required.

After the assembly, the CM tweeted: “Performed a overview assembly with PWD, MCD, DJB, I&FC chaired by the LG on the drainage system of Delhi in view of the monsoons.”

PWD Minister Satyendar Jain requested businesses to stay alert as the town is predicted to see extra rainfall within the subsequent three days. “We not solely must be alert through the day however stay further alert through the evening. We’ve over 1500 pump units, all of which needs to be deployed,” he stated.

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