In order to prevent waterlogging during monsoon, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is planning to begin the operations of the flood control centre, located in Sector 29, from June 15.
According to a news report published in Hindustan Times, the authority has invited tenders from private companies between June 15 and September 15. Tenders will be opened by June 12.
As far as the process of work is concerned, the control centre will receive footage from CCTV cameras across the city. It will be equipped with computers, JCB machines, tractors, trolleys, gunny bags filled with sand, and will have a group of workers on standby for deployment.
For this purpose, the GMDA has identified 15 locations prone to rainwater stagnation, where machinery will be sent by a private agency to be hired by the department, in case of inundation.
Sohna Road, between Rajiv Chowk and Vatika Chowk, at Hero Honda Chowk, Khandsa village, Southern Peripheral Road, sector 49/50 roads, sector 27/28 roads, Udyog Vihar and Rezangla Chowk, are among other areas which are flood-prone.
As per the provision given in the tender, the private agency concerned will have to ensure ready availability of at least 30 workers, four tractors fitted with sewer suction machines, tankers, four trolleys fitted with high-power diesel pump sets, one JCB machine and 500 gunny bags filled with sand.
Gurugram receives an average rainfall of 550-595 mm, which causes flooding in many parts of the city, in the absence of proper drainage.