NDMC gears up to check waterlogging during monsoon

Gearing up for the monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up four control rooms in areas under its jurisdiction to check the menace of waterlogging.

PTI| Updated: Jul 03, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Gearing up for the monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up four control rooms in areas under its jurisdiction to check the menace of waterlogging.

"Five control rooms have been set up at Sangli Mess, Khan Market, Netaji Nagar, Malcha Marg, Mandir Marg and at Connaught Place, which will work round the clock till September 30 to receive complaints and avoid waterlogging during the period," NDMC spokesperson Jagjivan Bakshi said.

"These control rooms will be manned by senior executive engineer level officers and are equipped with trucks, portable pumps and other required equipments," he added.

The civic-body has identified certain vulnerable points in areas under its jurisdiction as per past experience and also on the basis of feedback received from police and traffic officials.

"We have completed the desilting work of manholes, gully gratings and open drains in all areas. The residents are advised to complain about waterlogging to these control rooms," Bakshi said.

The complaints can also be registered at NDMC's 24X7 call centre, he added.