Left Menu
Development News Edition

Complete desilting by June 22: Delhi govt to PWD

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2019 19:56 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 19:54 IST
Complete desilting by June 22: Delhi govt to PWD
Image Credit: Wikimedia

Ahead of the rainy season, the Delhi government Friday directed the PWD to complete desilting of drains under its jurisdiction by June 22. Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain held a high-level meeting with senior officers and engineers who informed him that the progress of desilting of drains as on June 12 was 77 per cent and the same will be completed by June 22.

Monsoon is expected to reach Delhi in the first week of July. Waterlogging is a recurrent problem every year in Delhi. Agencies in the national capital blame each other for the same. According to a statement, the minister advised the officers to install bar screening or MS Steel grills in the drains to prevent floating material in the channels from the drains of MCD, DDA and Delhi Jal Board, which was part of the directions of the Yamuna Monitoring Committee.

"PWD Minister Satyendra Jain directs the department to complete desilting of drains under its jurisdiction till June 22," the statement stated. He instructed that all the existing maintenance vans should have GPS of the same agency as already directed for monitoring their movement and working, the statement read.

"During the rainy season, additional mobile vans fitted with GPS of the same agency may be hired as per previous practice so that these vans can reach immediately to remove any ponding of water on PWD roads," it also stated. He directed that during rains the labour in maintenance van may be increased from five to seven to attend complaints of ponding of water, potholes, etc., on PWD roads, it added.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

Poles vote in presidential election that could define EU relations

Poles vote on Sunday in a knife-edge presidential election that may shape the countrys future relations with the European Union, which have been frayed by the blocs concerns over the rule of law.Incumbent Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling...

Reports: Redskins name change 'imminent'

Little more than a week after the Washington Redskins announced they would conduct a thorough review of the teams nickname, reports surfaced Saturday that a name change is indeed imminent. Yahoos Charles Robinson reported the news first Sat...

China's CanSino in talks for COVID-19 vaccine Phase III trial overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.Chinas success in driving down COVID-19 in...

On fifth attempt, U.N. Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday approved aid deliveries to Syria through one border crossing from Turkey, a day after its authorization for the six-year-long humanitarian operation ended, leaving millions of Syrian civilians...

Give Feedback