“Measures to deliver flood relief solutions in the city being carried out on mission-mode” – CEO GMDA

“Measures to deliver flood relief solutions in the city being carried out on mission-mode” – CEO GMDA

Gurugram, July 11: Shri P.C. Meena, Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, on Monday visited several key locations which were hotspots for waterlogging in the recent heavy rain showers witnessed in the city, along with the officers of Infra II division of GMDA.

During his inspection at Narsinghpur on NH48, CEO GMDA reviewed the status of the existing pumping machinery installed in the service lane. It was submitted by the team that last year 4 nos. pumps were deployed by GMDA which was increased to 5 nos. this year. CEO GMDA instructed the team to augment the pumping capacity at this critical location and install one more additional pump in the service lane. Furthermore, a new rising main pipeline is also be laid from the depressed portion of Narsinghpur up to Badshahpur drain to drain out the storm water quickly during heavy monsoon to facilitate smooth traffic flow on the main carriage way and service lane, for the benefit of public at large.

CEO GMDA also visited Subhash Chowk which was one of the new points of major waterlogging during the heavy rainfall period in the city this year. He directed the officers to check the level of the master drain laid from Subhash Chowk up to Badshahpur drain and accordingly the proposal to remodel with redesigning the drain may be taken up to address the concern of waterlogging on this stretch. At present, the accumulated storm water further flows towards Hero Honda Chowk from Subhash Chowk and the upgraded drain design will facilitate the flow of storm water from Subhash Chowk towards Badshahpur drain which will also address flooding concerns at Hero Honda Chowk. 

The matter of waterlogging at sector 9A too was discussed. The infra 2 team submitted that further to the earlier directions issued by CEO GMDA, an additional pump set of 100 BHP has already been installed near sector 9/9A for the disposal of sewage during the rainy season. CEO GMDA added that the possibility of deploying additional pumps may also be explored at the main sewerage pumping station of Sector 9A to help in quicker disposal of sewage and storm water. 

Chief Engineer, Infra II division submitted that higher capacity DG sets have already been installed to run the pumping stations to their full capacity even during the period of power cuts in the monsoon season. He added that 750 KVA DG Set at 30 MLD Main Pumping Station in Surya Vihar, Sector 9A, 320 KVA DG set at Intermediate Pumping Station to benefit Rajender Park area and 500 KVA DG Set at 50 MLD STP at Behrampur have been set up to ensure the pumps are operational even in the instances when there is electricity failure.

Directives for deployment of additional pulling machinery at all key locations which were prone to waterlogging were issued by CEO GMDA.

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