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17 July 2017

Tapan Das

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Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) seems to have pulled up its socks to tackle the water-logging problems in the state capital. The Corporation has deployed ten pumps for dewatering purposes while a Control Room has also been opened with emergency number 0674-2430038 to receive water logging complaints.

Along with that, all sanitation agencies and workers are instructed to ensure constant cleanliness and garbage removal from drains to stop chocking. More than 300 employees have been deployed for the same.

In a meeting held here at the BMC office, Commissioner Krishan Kumar took stocks of the situation and said that a proper procedure to face such situation would be in place in case of water-logging or urban flooding or any such natural calamity.

Kumar also stressed that 12 sector officers would take local meetings with the grassroots level staff and file reports to face the urban flooding situation.

While asking for deployment of 20 pump sets for emergency requirement, the Commissioner also called for identification of all choking points and drainage issues for immediate redressal and stressed immediate action by the Enforcement Branch of BMC and BDA in this regard.

These steps by the Corporation have brought respite to many of those who were suffering because of water-logging and urban floods.

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Dr. Krishan Kumar, Commissioner, BMC

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