To tackle the problem of water logging in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia appealed to all the concerned departments to work in complete coordination. He directed the officers to get rid of the problem, and said that the water logging sites in Delhi should be identified and work should be done on it at the micro level, only then will it get rid of this problem. He directed all the officers to make short term and long-term planning to end this problem at the earliest. A high level meeting was held to address the problem of water logging in Delhi. The meeting was attended by Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, PWD Minister Shri Satyendra Jain, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev, Commissioners of all three MCDs and other concerned officials.

Shri Sisodia said, “This time Delhi has received more rain than previous years and has faced water logging at many places. To eliminate this problem, it is very important that all the agencies related to it, together with coordination, make short term and long-term plans to deal with this problem and execute it.”

In the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said that there is a need to identify the places of water logging and work on it at the micro level. The responsibility to mitigate this will be of the primary agency with the rest of the agency providing support.

Underlining the problem of water logging occurring near two major places of Delhi, ITO and NH-24, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia directed the officials to remove the problem of water logging at both these places at the earliest. Shri Sisodia said that whenever it rained this year, a pond was formed near ITO and on the slip road of NH 24. He said that this problem will be solved only when all other agencies including NHAI, MCD, PWD work together.

He directed the officers to constitute an expert committee comprising officers of all the agencies. This committee will look into the problem of water logging with a holistic approach and prepare a short-term and long-term plan for its solution.

(EW correspondent)