Saturday, June 06, 2009

Modi visits waterlogging-prone areas

PATNA: In the last ten days deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi held a series of meetings to ensure hassle free rainy seasons for Patnaites and on
Thursday Modi chose to have a first-hand account of ground realities by visiting to areas prone to waterlogging.

Accompanied by senior officials, including department principal secretary Deepak Kumar and Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner K Senthil Kumar, Modi - who holds additional charge of urban development department - visited areas from where main city drains pass as well sump houses which drain out water using high power pumps.

He lost his cool after witnessing huge accumulation of filth near Sanichra in the Saidpur main drain and directed the PMC commissioner to get the drain cleaned at the earliest. He also directed Kumar to submit a proposal for constructing a part of this drain.

Source : Times of India

While inspecting the Rampur sump house, Modi directed officials to enhance the capacity of the existing 50HP pump and also expedite the construction of sump houses near Bazaar Samiti and Biscomaun Colony. NBCC officials, who are responsible for the Kankerbagh drainage project, was at the receiving end of deputy CM’s ire when they expressed their inability to construct a big sump house near Pahari this year. Modi directed them to install temporary pumps for quick draining out of water.

Modi also made it clear to officials that there should no lapse on their part and all the works should be completed within the stipulated time frame.