Joint squad continues its action to clear water logging near ISKCON temple

Bhubaneswar: In order to solve the water logging issue along the NH-16 service road near the ISKCON Temple, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) joint squad near ISKCON temple continued its effort to clean the culvert and the adjoining cross drains in front of Krishna Tower and Harekrishna Khimji jewellers.
The workers engaged in the cleaning of the siphon also used equipment to exhort pressure and stirring effects so that the debris accumulated over the years got cleaned from underneath the siphon. Stones were also removed from the cross drain, which were blocking the flow of drain water from passing through the cross drain.
While Member Enforcement BDA and Additional Commissioner Bhabani Shankar Chayani led the team from BDA side, City Engineer Deba Sundar Mohapatra led the team from BMC.
Meanwhile, the Central Enforcement Monitoring Committee (CEMC) yesterday removed some obstruction along the cross drain passing through Behera Sahi.
“It was also decided to make the road and alongside drain from the NH service road to Behera Sahi straight as it is circuitous in nature presently, making the rain water clearance slow and problematic. In case of need land will be acquired to make it straight,’’ said the BDA Enforcement Member.
“Tomorrow the joint squad will work on cleaning and removing obstruction from the drain along the NH side drain along the ISKCON Temple,’’ he added.
It can be mentioned here that while the Public Works Department has submitted a drainage plan for the area, other options are also being explored by BDA and BMC to solve the issue permanently.

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