Odisha: BMC Gears Up To Tackle Water-Logging Woes In Capital City

Bhubaneswar: The State Capital was lashed by heavy rains, with monsoon showers leading to water-logging in parts of the city over the past three days. With Bhubaneswar growing in length and breadth significantly, water-logging has been a cause of concern for the civic authorities.

To deal with water-logging and artificial flooding, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has chalked a strategy, deputing senior personnel in-charge of ‘vulnerable locations’. Municipal Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said that 37 such vulnerable locations have been identified in the Capital City.

“At all these locations we have deputed one officer and an engineer who will keep a constant watch on water-logging cases. To help them, the local-level Ward officers will be working 24 hours in a day, in shifts,” he said.

“Sufficient labourers and diesel pump-sets have been made available adequately. The drain cleaning activities are going on across the city in full-speed. We are hopeful to deal with water-logging issues successfully, with such an arrangement in place,” the Municipal Commissioner added.