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BMC is planning to construct seven new drains to combat the water logging situation

Bhubaneswar:17/7/18; The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to construct seven new drains across the city with an investment of over Rs 9.45 crore to address the water logging situation.

According to reports, the new plan includes construction of internal drainage system with covered slabs at Ananta Vihar Phase-II in Ward No 62, Dumduma Housing Board Colony Phase-IV in Ward No 65, Jagannath Vihar Plot No. 387 to Plot No. 59/553 (Lane-3) in Ward No 24 and Bhagabat Sandhan area in Ward No 19.

The BMC will also renovate drainage channel No. 5 in the rear side of Sriya Talkies in Ward No 42 followed by Ahalya Nagar area in Ward No. 3. Besides, construction of drain from the backside of OMFED to drainage channel No. 1 via Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Park Road will be carried out by the civic body.

These new drainage structures would enable discharging of water from waterlogged localities in an effective manner.

On the other hand, a review meeting on water logging and drainage situation was held by BMC Commissioner, in presence of all officers, ward officers, sanitary inspectors, engineers and experts in the BMC conference hall today.

In the meeting, the officers were directed to keep a vigil on each low-lying area of the city. Twelve senior officers have been asked to personally visit 12 sub-zones with their teams for inspection and the nodal officers of every sub-zone have been asked to take stock of the situation every day and report.

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