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Nw: Greater Chennai Corporation intensifies rain preparedness efforts

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Civic body has desilted 92% of stormwater drains in the metropolis

Factual drainage: Officials acknowledged no critical complaints of water stagnation had been received on October 5, 2021.

Civic body has desilted 92% of stormwater drains in the metropolis

With the metropolis receiving frequent rainfall since Monday night time and weather forecasts predicting more rains over the following day or two, the Greater Chennai Corporation has intensified its monitoring and rain preparedness efforts.

Senior officials conducted inspections to occupy a look on the location of stormwater drains at different places. Officers acknowledged a full of 807 pumps would be worn in case of water stagnation, and had been saved ready staunch thru the total 200 wards. On the varied hand, they acknowledged no critical complaints of water stagnation had been received on Tuesday, partly ensuing from desilting of stormwater drains and different preparatory measures being taken.

Corporation workers staunch thru all zones had been asked to guarantee that pumps and different tools treasure vitality saws had been in working situation.

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi, who conducted inspections on Tuesday, acknowledged the Corporation had performed desilting 92% of the 696-km stormwater drain network staunch thru the metropolis sooner than northeast monsoon. He acknowledged the final work modified into once anticipated to be performed in the following 5 days.

“Rather then desilting stormwater drains, one amongst the crucial things we occupy done is to desilt the silt have interaction pits as cleaning simplest the drains may maybe well additionally honest now not support ,” he acknowledged. Of the 30,797 silt have interaction pits, 28,000 had already been desilted, he added.

Rather then this, officials acknowledged measures had been taken for coordination between the Corporation and the Public Works Department. Earth movers had been on standby discontinuance to Ennore Creek, Napier Bridge and Adyar to protect the river mouths birth, officials acknowledged.

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