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Cuttack Collector & CMC Commissioner Start Drive To Tackle Water Logging, Drainage Crisis In Cuttack

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Cuttack: Soon after Bhabani Shankar Chayani, a senior  OAS officer of 1989 batch, assumed charge as Collector and District Magistrate, he went on for a field visit to gauge the situation of the drainage system in the city along with Commissioner of Cuttack Muniscipal Corporation (CMC).

They started the drive with a visit to the Badambadi area of the millennium city.

“There is widespread drain encroachment in this area. As my main focus is to address water logging problem in the city within a stipulated deadline, I would like to appeal to the citizens to cooperate with us and clear the encroached space of the drains. Moreover, they should restrain themselves from dumping the garbage in the drains,” said the District Collector.

Talking about the drive, he further elaborated, “We have started the drive to find a permanent solution to the water logging and drainage crisis in the city. , the JICA authorities are also given a deadline to finish off their remaining work. There will be zero tolerance regarding the road and drain encroachment.  We have decided to take the Badambadi-Link Road stretch as our pilot project and give it a new makeover. The work has already started.”  

Ananya Das, who had accompanied the Collector said, “Our main focus is to deal with the water- logging and overflowing drains in the city. If anyone encroaches or dumps garbage in the drains, we would take strict action. We are planning to identify main garbage disposal points on this stretch, and regularly pick them up. Again, the Sulabh toilet in the bus stand is not in a good condition. So we are also planning to refurbish it.”

Both the CMC Commissioner and Cuttack Collector have assumed office on Monday.

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