Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation continues its efforts to keep citizens safe

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Bhubaneswar: The 24X7 control room for efficient and effective control of storm water drainage in the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area today received 65 complaints and provided solution to all till 8 pm in the evening.
With today’s complaints BMC control room helped to solve 221 complaints in six days’ time, till the filing of the report. From July 14 to July 19th, day-wise complaints registered with BMC are: 14, 14, 51, 59, 18 and 65 (today till 8 pm) respectively. With an afternoon downpour today, the complaints were more than yesterday, as there was less rainfall on Tuesday.
ACTION TAKEN TODAY:
A ramp near Plot No. 530 in Sahid Nagar was removed to allow free flow of water as the ramp was obstructing the same and creating a water-logging like situation.
The water-logging situation along the ROB under construction along the Bomikhal main road has been managed by di-silting and cleaning of the side drains along the major road on Puri Road.
No major water-logging situation reported today along the NH-16 except the Pahala area, where excavators were pressed into service to clear the water-logging. The water-logging like situation along CRP Square and ISKCON Temple was not alarming, but water falling from the NH-16 flyover near the two squares and along the fly-over caused problems for the people passing by as they were completely drenched during the rains as the pipes are not properly letting the water down, up to the ground-level.
De-silting and cleaning of the bed of the Drainage Channel No. 1 near Damana carried out today to help free flow of the rainwater resulting in faster clearance of the water towards Gangua nullah as most of the drainage channels meet the rivulet, which encircles the city and carries the drainage load to Daya river. De-siltation of the united flow of Drainage Channel No. 8 and 9 near Pokhariput was carried out as the flow goes out under the railway track after Sarkantara area. It can be mentioned here that both the drainage channels have their confluence just behind the campus of ITER Engineering College and move towards Pokhariput, later.
Three pump sets were put to use near Lane No. 1 of Jagannath Nagar in Ward No. 32. Drain cleaning and d-silting work was carried out in Samanta Vihar in Ward no. 12 along the Kalinga Hospital-Sainik School Road. De-siltation work was also carried out in Ward no. 38 near Behera Sahi.

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