Berhampur, October 26 (LocalWire): The Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has prepared a Rs 42-crore plan for solving the water logging problem caused by rain in some pockets of the Silk City.
The civic body has already submitted the proposals, consisting of 23 projects to the government.
While the cost of the project includes Rs 34.33 crore for civil construction, the proposal estimates Rs7.59-crore would be needed for the acquisition of private lands, which includes construction of storm-water drains in different locations, sources said.
Besides, the civic body has also proposed revamping and strengthening of two major drains Bahana and Sapua that flowing through the city.
According to BeMC commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore, the project being is prepared by the Berhampur drainage division and closely monitored by district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
“We will discuss with the concerned ministers and secretaries about the BeMC proposal and will try to implement it along with the dredging and widening of Bahananalh and Sapuanalha for a permanent solution of the water-logging problem of the city,” former union minister and Berhampur MP Chandra Sekhar Sahu said.
Due to the incessant rains for the last three days, several areas of the city were waterlogged.
In some areas like Gajapati Nagara, Nilanchal Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Haradakhandi, Ramahari Nagar, the rain and drain water entered into the residential houses on Thursday, forcing people to shift their children to safer places.
BeMC commissioner said that the current situation was the result of the extraordinary downpour, which was more than the bearing capacity of Bahananala and Sapuanala.
The situation, however, came to normal as soon as the water level of these two major drains dropped by the evening hours, he added.