BBMP forms teams to inspect valleys

BBMP forms teams to inspect valleys

Sampath Raj

In order to avoid a flood-like situation similar to last year, the BBMP has formed three teams to check the problems around four valleys surrounding the city.

Mayor R Sampath Raj held a meeting with the stormwater drains (SWD) engineers on Thursday and suggested to rope in more officers to inspect problems near the valleys so that measures could be taken to prevent waterlogging problems.

The teams will look after four valleys — Koramangala, Challaghatta and Vrishabhavathi valley and Hebbal valley — and surrounding three km area from the valley, to find any obstructions, encroachments or problems and resolve them immediately.

“A supervisor will head the teams and we will see to it that the rainwater flows through the designated routes without any obstruction and try to avoid the waterlogging situation,” said Bettegowda, chief engineer, stormwater drain, BBMP.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary T M Vijaybhaskar has ordered the BBMP to appoint additional officers across all eight zones to solve civic problems.

These officers are entrusted with responsibilities that include, an inspection of the zone once in a month, to identify problems in respective zones and inform the concerned officer, to hold a meeting of all BBMP, BWSSB, BESCOM, PWD, police officers in the zone once a month, and report these issues to the chief secretary.

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