MCG conducts meeting to address persistent water logging issue
Gurugram: The first meeting of the newly formed committee on drainage plan was held on Monday at Municipal Corporation of Gurugram in Sector 34. The meeting was chaired by the Additional Commissioner Jaspreet Kaur to discuss the issue of water logging in Gurugram.
Earlier in August, Gurugram had witnessed severe water logging in different parts of the city which caused hardship and inconvenience to the daily commuters and public at large.
The committee was set up by Mayor Madhu Azad to look into the issues and submit suggestions to prevent such occurrence in the future.
It was decided during the meeting that the committee, as a first step, would identify all the water logging prone areas, for which, all the councillors and RWAs have been requested to provide information on all such points in their area along with solutions, if any, by September 14.
The committee would also take valuable suggestions from the locals.
“Once such points are identified, site visits will be done by the committee as well as the officers of MCG along with the concerned ward councillors to assess the feasibility of proposed solutions,” said the statement issued by the MCG official.
At the meeting, detailed discussions were done on all kinds of solutions such as repairing and construction of Rainwater Harvesting Structures and stormwater drains; and channelising water to nearby ponds as well.
As per the mandate of the committee, it was also decided to take voluntary services of experts and engineers, having experience in dealing with the drainage issues in urban areas. The committee would meet twice a week on Monday and Thursday and would conduct regular site visits before finalising the detailed report.
“The committee will submit its recommendations on MCG drainage plan to Mayor Madhu Azad and Municipal Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh by September 30,” the statement read.