BJP warns about waterlogging

BJP warns about waterlogging

Alleging that Delhi government agencies have been “lethargic” in carrying out desilting of major drains, Opposition BJP on Wednesday forewarned that many areas in Delhi will be “gravely flooded” during the coming monsoon season.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta said though Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Uma Bharati had released Rs 9.7 crore to the Delhi Jal Board long back, it appears to be non-serious about its utilisation for the purpose.

“The situation is likely to worsen this year because as per weather prediction, the monsoon will be above average this year,” he said.

Gupta alleged out that with hardly five weeks left in commencement of monsoon, it appears that with present tardy pace of desilting work, Delhi Government will hardly be able to achieve its target.

“Delhi Government has failed to establish effective coordination amongst different agencies responsible for de-silting,” he said.

The leader added that the Public Works Department (PWD), DJB, Irrigation and Flood Control, three municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), among others will be found to be blaming one another when flooding takes place.

He also pointed out that major chronic monsoon flooding spots like M B Road, NHA-8, Wazirpur Industrial Area, BRT Corridor, Chandni Chowk, AIIMS Flyover, etc have not been desilted till date.

“If the causes of flooding are not removed, these chronic problem areas will again be flooded this year.

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