Her­itage Street flood­ing: DC to take up mat­ter with civic body

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com n

A day af­ter the Her­itage Street lead­ing to Golden Tem­ple was left flooded due to heavy rain on Wed­nes­day, deputy com­mis­sioner (DC) has de­cided to take up the mat­ter with the lo­cal civic body and seek tech­ni­cal in­put.

The en­tire stretch from Town Hall till the Golden Tem­ple Plaza was in­un­dated.

With the flooded street im­ages go­ing vi­ral, DC Kamaldeep Sangha said, “Yes I have seen the im­ages and I will take dis­cuss it with the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion to avoid such sit­u­a­tions in fu­ture.”

The DC how­ever added that as it rained heav­ily and many parts of the city were flooded so the ‘Her­itage Street’ can­not be sep­a­rated the sit­u­a­tion.

No­tably, their was lot of fo­cus on this project last year and the SAD-BJP had car­ried out many drives to pub­li­cise the project.

GET­TING RID OF WA­TER QUICKLY, SAYS MC

The mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion (MC) of­fi­cials here claimed that all ef­forts were be­ing done and even clean­ing of sew­er­age sys­tem was done. MC com­mis­sioner Gurloveleen Sidhu said, “The streets will def­i­nitely get in­un­dated due to heavy rains.But my of­fi­cers cleared the area quickly as com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.”

“Our teams are on job and de-silt­ing is be­ing done.We are work­ing to make things more ef­fec­tive and su­per suc­tion is also put in place to clean the sew­er­ages,” Sidhu said.

MC em­ploy­ees were seen work­ing ac­tively to en­sure that the wa­ter is cleared from the street.

The team also opened man­holes to check and en­sure that the stretch re­mains clear of wa­ter.

Mean­while Anurag Ma­ha­jan, SE, mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion said, “There was a time that wa­ter re­mained stag­nant in this area for 12 hours but now the work is done within about one and a half hour. This re­veals that we had taken pre­cau­tions and had cleaned the sew­er­age sys­tem. Wa­ter can­not be drained out im­me­di­ately but we can work mak­ing the sys­tem work quicker.”

HT PHOTO

Mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion work­ers clean­ing sew­ers on Her­itage Street in Am­rit­sar on Thurs­day.

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