Kolkata: Govt. agencies to resolve waterlogging issues.& |  Photo Credit: PTI
Kolkata: The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) and Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) have come together to jointly put an end to the long-standing waterlogging issues in areas falling off VIP Road and garbage getting dumped on the Kestopur-Bagjola and Rajarhat link canals bordering the two civic body areas.
Every year, waterlogging takes place in a large area of Baguiati, Tegharia, Chinar Park as well as the Haldiram More off VIP Road following just a few splashes of heavy rain. In addition, there is the issue of garbage piling up on the sides of Kestopurr, Bagjola and the link canals flowing inside Rajarhat and New Town. Thus, this leads to the drainage outlets being choked as the excess rainwater takes more time to be released out; resulting in waterlogging.
Confusion prevails as some of the areas fall in the border of both Bidhannagar civic body and NKDA. Thus, there is a state of uncertainty among authorities as to who should be taking care after its conservancy and drainage issues.
To put an end to all this, it has been decided that the entire drainage and stormwater dispersal network system of the areas bordering Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and NKDA will be given a new and much-improved form.
Issues remain aplenty in Kolkata. The previous national capital, till 1911, has seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases as well. Thus, the state government is dealing with a huge crisis to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apart from Kolkata, several other metro-cities such as Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, etc. continue to see a rise in the number of cases with each passing day.
Social distancing norms remain the only option for citizens, apart from being in home quarantine for as much as possible, to minimise the deadly virus’ spread.