Flood Preparedness Meeting Chaired by CEO GMDA

- Directives issued to concerned departments for desilting of drains, installation of pumping machinery and other remedial measures to be taken ahead of the monsoon

Gurugram, 2 June: Shri P.C. Meena, Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) yesterday evening chaired a meeting in the GMDA office to discuss on various flood preparedness measures to be taken ahead of the monsoon season. Present in the meeting were senior officers from GMDA, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG), Public Works Department B&R and Traffic Police. 

Key areas where waterlogging concerns are reported in the city were discussed and directions to take up required measures were given by CEO GMDA. 

“All concerned departments have been directed to cohesively work together to take all remedial measures to address waterlogging concerns in the city during monsoon. Key hotspots under the jurisdiction of respective departments will be looked into and directives to curb the instances of waterlogging via the installation of pumping machinery, executing desilting work of drains, construction of drains & road gullies, cleaning of creeks, etc, have been outlined to the concerned officials,” said Shri PC Meena, CEO GMDA.

To address waterlogging concerns on Sheelta Mata Road, additional road gullies will be constructed on this stretch by MCG. GMDA will construct an additional drain parallel to Leg 2 to cater to heavier quantum of storm water during the rainy season and to relieve flooding on this belt. Furthermore, adequate pumping machinery will be installed at Laxman Vihar and Suryavihar, near Kapashera border by MCG to pump out water in the low-lying areas. Removal of encroachment and desilting of 4 No creeks will also be undertaken by MCG. 

The desilting work of storm water drains along Artemis Road has almost been completed by GMDA to ensure quick disposal of storm water from the roads. Connectivity of sector 10 surface drains to master storm water drains will be taken up by GMDA and MCG. A Flood Control Room will also be established by GMDA which will function during the peak monsoon months of July, August and September wherein adequate pumping machinery on critical locations such as Hero Honda Chowk, Khandsa Chowk, Jwala Mill Road, Narsinghpur among others will be deployed for the disposal of storm water. Mock drills at all city underpasses are also underway to check the pumping machinery and drainage network in the underpasses. CEO GMDA also outlined to the Urban Environment division to lower down the levels of the green belts in the city which will help retain storm water and also help in ground water recharge. 

The DLF team was directed to maintain the areas under their jurisdiction and carry out  regular cleaning of drains and water chutes, construction of additional road gullies, etc, be taken up to prevent waterlogging in their areas. 

CEO GMDA outlined that cleaning of surface drains near IMT at Manesar Flyover, along Rampura Flyover as well as from MDI Chowk to Signature Tower be taken up by NHAI team on priority. PD Dwarka submitted that the desilting of surface drains from Ambience Mall to Kherki Daula has been 70 % completed and the balance work will be completed by mid of June. 

CEO GMDA directed that any ongoing drain desilting and construction work is to be expedited before the monsoon.


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