KMC draws up mega project report to combat water-logging

KMC drawn up a detailed project report for combating water-logging in this part of the city this monsoon. The cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 23 crore.

In his first meeting on monsoon preparedness with representatives of such government agencies as KMDA (Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority), KMWSA (Kolkata Metropolitan Water & Sanitation Authority), PWD (Public Works Department), Irrigation, PHE (Public Health Engineering) and KMC technocrats, Singh laid out the blueprint for fighting water-logging this monsoon.

As the first step to rid the city of water-logging, Singh directed his department to ensure that most major and critical drainage pumping stations in the city come under CCTV surveillance.

The KMC issued an order asking all executive engineers of the sewerage & drainage department to pull night shifts at different pumping stations from June 15 and continue in that vein till the monsoon retreats.

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.