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.