April 4, 2015
KMC modernises Kolkata’s ageing sewerage and drainage system
Under the initiative taken by Department of Sewerage & Drainage, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, a 26 km of underground brick sewer lines is now being replaced with PRP lines. After extracting silt from the drainage system, the capacity of the sewer system has increased from 30 to 45%. As a result, rain water is draining faster from parts of Borough I and IX and Borough VIII completely.
With the initiatives of the Department of Sewerage & Drainage, the 9.1 km long temporary sewer line has now been replaced with underground drainage system in the wards 105 to 107, wards 112 to 115 and wards 118, 123, 126 and 130.
251 km of underground RCC drainage lines and 228 km of UPVC drainage lines have been laid in Borough XI and its surrounding areas under KEIP. Due to this, people living in areas of Jadavpur, Phoolbagan, Bagha Jatin colony, Bibeknagar, Ajanta Road and areas under Behala’s Raja Rammohan Roy Road, PB Roy Road, Satyen Roy Road, SN Roy Road, Bhasa Para, Chanditala, Parnasree Road, Sanat Chatterjee Road, Maharani Indira Devi Road, Kalimata Colony, Mahendra Banerjee Road, Brahmo Samaj Road, Netaji Subhas Road, Fakir Road, Ramkrishna Sarani, Trenching ground, Gowalpara Road, Rabindra Palli, Sukanta Sarani, Maya Road, Biren Roy Road, Garden Reach Area, Paharpur Main Line, SA Farooqui Road, Gandhi Maidan, Garden Reach Road, Fatehpur I and II lane, Ramdasti Road and other places have been greatly benefitted.
38 km underground RCC drainage pipeline and 26 km UPVC drainage pipeline have been laid in and around the Wards 16 under Borough I. People living in Hari Krishna Seth Lane, Kalicharan Ghosh Road, Umakanta Sen Lane, Nilmoni De Lane, Gangulipara Lane, Rani Branch Road are benefiting from this project.