North body sets 15-day deadline to solve water stagnation issue
NEW DELHI: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has set a 15-day deadline to find a solution to the issue of water accumulating at Mundka underpass, making it inaccessible for commuters. Last week, standing committee chairperson Veena Virmani, along with commissioner Varsha Joshi visited the site and expressed dissatisfaction over the water seepage and poor condition of the road at Mundka underpass.
“The underpass was made operational in 2013 but no arrangements were made to mitigate the water accumulation problem. Since it is a low-lying area, drain or rain water easily collects here. Some residents have even complained about seepage of underground water into the site. As a result, people have to wade through flooded roads,” area councillor Jayendra Dabas said.
Dabas had raised the matter in house meetings in past and after that the mayor gave instruction to construct a store room and install a pump to suck flooded water from underpass.
“But even after that, nothing happened. We didn’t want the situation to persist, so we raised the matter with officials and new commissioner again. We hope to see some improvement in condition of area,” said Dabas.
To ease traffic on the west Delhi road, the MCD had, in 2013, constructed an underpass between Mundka and Rani Khera. But since then, people have been facing problems commuting there. “The Delhi government plans to construct three cluster depots at Mundka with capacity to park 440 buses,” said Dabas.