Punjab

Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner MC visit the city during the rain to check Drainage System

Punjab Tribune Bureau | August 03, 2021 07:03 PM

Even in the low-lying areas of the city, rainwater drains out with in no time

People breathed a sigh of relief due to the adequate drainage arrangements made by the municipal corporation

600 km long sewerage lines and STP prove helpful in draining rain water: Mayor

The problem of inundated low lying areas during rain has been solved to a large extent: Deputy Commissioner

Proper arrangements made for drainage of rain water by the teams of the municipal corporation: Commissioner Municipal Corporation

Mayor appeals to residents to support municipal corporation and district administration's efforts to make city free of  problems 

 

 

 
Patiala:
In most of the parts of Patiala city where the problem of accumulation of storm  water had been going on for decades, today, despite heavy rains,  there was no area inundated  with storm  water was found during heavy rains. Within an hour or two of the rains falling , the rain water was drained from these places, with which the residents of these areas have breathed a sigh of relief.  To assess the drainage of rain water, Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit and Municipal Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur visited Sheran Wala Gate, Anardana Chowk, Old Tractor Market, Karah Wala Chowk, Ragho Majra, Old Sabzi Mandi, Government Mahindra College and STP during heavy rains.
     
Talking about the STP, the Mayor of Patiala Municipal Corporation Sanjeev Sharma Bittu said that water was being drained out at full capacity through 600 km long sewerage line and STP in Patiala city.  Due to which, the water did not accumulated,  even during the heavy rains in those areas ,which has been facing the flood like situation during rainy season since decades. There was also a risk of spreading of diseases  in these areas during the rainy season, which has now been largely resolved.  He said that the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Lok Sabha Member Preneet Kaur were keen to  resolve all the problems of the city and the Municipal Corporation was also working round the clock for the purpose. 
       
Deputy Commissioner Kumar said that the Municipal Corporation Patiala had made elaborate  arrangements for the drainage of rain water in view of the rainy season. 
   
He said that Sheran Wala Gate, Anardana Chowk, Modi College, Ragho Majra, Karah Wala Chowk, Purani Sabzi Mandi, Samania Gate, Mahindra College, where, there was a major problem of drainage after rains earlier.
     
Meanwhile, Municipal Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur said that non-use of polythene bags has reduced the problem of blockage of sewerage, due to which rain water is now emptied in a short time through the sewerage line.  She said that the teams of the Municipal Corporation had worked in coordination with each other to make arrangements for the drainage of rain water, as a result of which even the low lying areas of Patiala city were not flooded during heavy rain  today.
 
She appealed to the people of Patiala that the permanent solution of sewerage and rain water could be possible only with the cooperation of all.
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