Berhampur, Nov 4 (LocalWire): BJP’s Ganjam district unit today protested in front of the office of the superintendent of police (vigilance) here demanding an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of government funds during the repair of Bahana nal and Sapua nal, two main drains flowing through Berhampur.
As these two drains have not been properly maintained, several areas of Berhampur was waterlogged for about a day, the saffron party alleged and demanded proper inquiry into the utilization of funds for these drains.
The party submitted a memorandum to the SP (Vigilance) Berhampur, addressed to the state’s home secretary requesting an order for inquiry into the matter.
People would not have faced difficulties due to water-logging, if these drains were maintained regularly, particularly before the monsoon, said BJP’s district president Kanhu Charan Pati.
He said if the government did not order an inquiry into the matter in a week, they would meet Governor Ganeshi Lal and seek his mediation.
The renovation of Bahana Nala began in 2015-16 with an estimated cost of around Rs 22.15 crores.
Around 98 percent has been completed. The length of the drain is around 34.5 kms and around 10 kms pass through the city.
At least six high-level bridges and 6 km-long-gadwall have been constructed over the drains to avoid overflowing and soil erosion.
Similarly, the renovation of 17 km long Sapua Nal had also started in 2015-16 with an estimated cost of Rs 4.74 crores.
The renovation of the drain is almost complet, sources said.