BMC Commissioner Opines On Water Logging In Odisha’s Capital, Promises Action

Bhubaneswar: The recent water logging issues and rain water evacuation problems in Bhubaneswar has forced BMC to take certain preventive measures. 

In a survey BMC has found 75 spots. These identified spots are vulnerable to water-logging and artificial flooding. 

The Commissioner further added that there are 27 highly vulnerable points. He also said that water pumps have been engaged at 35 spots across the city.

The commissioner also said that, the NGT has directed not to cover natural drains. He further informed that appropriate steps shall be taken to prevent mishaps. 

It is noteworthy that recently a minor boy was swept away in an open drain due to heavy rainfall in Bhubaneswar. The incident occurred in Satabdi Nagar bank colony of Siripur area of the State Capital City on September 19 afternoon.

A day later, the dead body of the minor was recovered.

 

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