KMC collaborates with IIT to stop waterlogging in North Central Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take assistance from IIT Kharagpur to come up with a solution for water-logging problem at a handful of pockets in North and Central Kolkata where water takes reasonably longer time to drain out. Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s revamped drainage system has ensured that water drains out at a fast pace through out the city, if there is water accumulation due to heavy rain but the civic body has been struggling to make inroads in these pockets. A meeting was held in this regard with experts from IIT KGP in presence of Member Mayor in Council (Drainage ) Tarak Singh on Thursday at the KMC headquarters. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We have identified four pockets in Sukia street, Madan Mohan Burman Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road and a part of Bidhan Sarani having the acute problem. Our engineers have found that water supply line in these areas has gone through the drainage supply line. The work for the pipelines were done during the British period. The system has led to contraction of the pipes’ diameter so water takes more time to drain out,” Singh said. The water supply line in all these wards are linked with the Talah pumping station and the engineers had never stumbled upon any other supply line with similar characteristics in the entire city. “There are a number of places where drainage pipeline has gone over water pipeline and vice versa, but this is for the first time when we have come across this type of supply line,” Singh added. He maintained that the matter will be included in the master plan of the drainage department soon so that the problem can be addressed with priority. The problem had come to light after Singh held a meeting at Borough 4 with local MLA and councillors last month.last_img

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