Berhampur, July 1 (LocalWire): Extensive digging of roads in the Silk City for lying of water supply pipelines has sparked fear of a dengue outbreak during the ensuing monsoon season, with one case of infection being reported from Krishnapeta Street in Bada Bazar area recently.
Locals point out at the possibility of dengue outbreak due to stagnation of water as the roads which are being dug for laying the pipelines are not being filled immediately and may prove a breeding site for the mosquitoes.
Most of the areas in the city have been dug for the laying of pipelines and door to door connection to supply water from the ongoing Janibili water supply project.
“We have already discussed the matter with district administration and the construction company during a meeting to review the progress of the Janibili water supply project.
The district administration has already issued a strong warning to the construction company and asked to repair the roads before the onset of monsoon,” Berhampur MLA Bikram Kumar Panda said.
“It was made clear to L&T, the construction agency, that the work should not cause any difficulty to the public during the rainy season,” Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC ) commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore said.
Meanwhile, the BeMC has chalked out plans to launch a three-month campaign from 2 July 2019 to create awareness about the possible reasons and ways to prevent diarrhoea, dengue, and malaria.