Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed senior officials to take all possible effective measures to ensure that the residents of Delhi do not face any inconvenience due to waterlogging during the upcoming monsoon season.
The CM’s direction came during a programme to launch the Flood Control Order report for the current year in the presence of his Cabinet colleagues and top officers of the Delhi government and civic agencies.
Kejriwal directed chief secretary Vijay Dev to ask all the departments concerned to provide a list of all the already identified vulnerable waterlogging points across Delhi within next seven days along with the status report of what has been done to prevent waterlogging and problem areas before the monsoon sets in.
“All departments do a good job in implementing flood control measures in Delhi, but let us be clear that there are shortcomings in tackling waterlogging during monsoon. Vulnerable waterlogging points are known and it must be ensured that the problem does not occur in the already known points. If for any reason like a structural defect at any point, waterlogging can’t be prevented, then it should be clearly recorded,” the CM said.
Kejriwal lauded the efforts of various departments and inter-departmental coordination in tackling floods in the Yamuna floodplain areas and other low-lying areas during the monsoon season, especially when water is released into the Yamuna from neighbouring states and the river breaches the danger mark.
Kejriwal lauded the efforts of various departments and inter-departmental coordination in tackling floods in the Yamuna flood plain areas and other low-lying areas during the monsoon season, especially when water is released into the Yamuna from neighbouring states and the river breaches the danger mark.
He said any department under whose jurisdiction any drain, road or any other waterlogging point comes should be prepared to ensure that they are all clean.