New Delhi: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday mentioned extra 1,500 new rainwater harvesting pits can be prepared by July 15 to curb flooding of roads throughout monsoon in addition to recharge the groundwater desk.
In line with personal climate forecasters, monsoon could attain Delhi by June 30.
“Work is occurring a struggle footing forward of the wet season to save lots of the rainwater in Delhi. With an intention to make Delhi self-sufficient for water, 1,548 new rainwater harvesting pits can be readied by July 15. Reviewed the continuing work on these with all of the nodal companies,” Sisodia tweeted after holding a gathering with officers to overview measures being taken to forestall waterlogging forward of the wet season.
The assembly was attended by senior officers of the Public Works Division, the Delhi Jal Board, the Delhi Improvement Authority, the irrigation and flood management division, the Municipal Company of Delhi, the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi City Shelter Enchancment Board.
An previous drainage system, lack of enough cleansing of drains and damaged roads trigger huge waterlogging on street yearly throughout monsoon.
Delhi LG VK Saxena additionally held a joint assembly with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia and a battery of high officers from all key departments such because the chief secretary, the MCD particular officer and others to overview monsoon preparedness. Each the LG and the CM issued a slew of instructions on Wednesday to plan complete long-term measures to cope with waterlogging and overflowing drains.
As for a long-term to deal with the issue, the LG and the CM agreed upon a complete examine to search out methods by means of which extra water may very well be transported to pure/synthetic pits, depressions and low mendacity areas within the metropolis to retailer it. The LG and CM additionally directed officers to provide you with a time-bound plan for laying alternate pipelines for storm water drainage.
They instructed that the drainage grasp plan that has been pending for years ought to be expeditiously finalized with the assistance of consultants and area particular companies.