Water accumulation still a concern: Walia

Delhi urban development minister A K Walia admits that his ministry has been getting complaints of water-logging


Danish Raza | November 24, 2010

Delhi urban development minister A K Walia has said that accumulation of water in the areas near Yamuna river bed is a cause of concern and the state government will soon fund a solution to it.

“A feasible solution is a must otherwise a number of colonies came up across M.B. pushta road will continue to remain in danger, after taking a round of Yamuna river bed opposite ramesh park in trans-Yamuna,” Walia said on Wednesday.

He also said that his ministry has directed the central ground water board to make an immediate plan to tackle accumulation of water in colonies where basements are getting damaged and cracks have become visible in the buildings.

Walia admitted that he has been getting complaints about failure of sewerage system and caved in roads under his constituency. 

The state urban development ministry is also considering a plan to flush out water from the Yamuna river bed by constructing a temporary drain.

Meanwhile, the ministry has asked the Delhi jal board to make sure that no more roads cave in due to failure of sewerage system.

A building had collapsed in the Lalita Park area of West Delhi last week. More than 70 people were killed in the incident. Investigations revealed that for months, water was getting accumulated in the basement of the building, which was constructed illegally on the Yamuna river bed.



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