Waterlogging in Mohali: Civic physique fails to implement PEC suggestions


The primary rain which lashed the town on Saturday uncovered the poor preparation of the Municipal Company to deal with the issue of waterlogging. The MC is but to take a choice to implement the suggestions made by a crew of the Punjab Engineering Faculty (PEC) lately after conducting a survey of the town.

The residents of the low-lying areas within the metropolis, together with Part 4, Part 2, Part 6, Mohali village and Part 1, have demanded that enough preparations be made earlier than the wet season.

Municipal Commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta mentioned that that they had began the cleansing strategy of the sewer traces within the metropolis and in addition recognized the areas the place waterlogging was an issue. He added that the PEC suggestions had been despatched to the Home for approval.


MC employed a crew of PEC engineers to review the issue and discover options. In its report, the PEC crew raised questions on the previous drainage system of the town and really useful {that a} 26-km new pipeline needs to be laid within the metropolis for the discharge of the water.

Noting that the diameters of the pipes needs to be between 80-100mm in order that a big amount of water may very well be discharged, the report steered set up of rainwater harvesting system within the metropolis. The engineers talked about how the water from the low-lying areas within the metropolis may very well be discharged in seasonal rivulet Patiala Ki Rao.

The research was performed after the residents complained about the issue they needed to face yearly. Within the low-lying areas the water enters homes many occasions.


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