Cuttack district admin braces up to deal with waterlogging issue

Cuttack: In a bid to resolve the waterlogging issue in Cuttack, officials of the district administration on Sunday decided to revive the Taladanda canal.

District Collector Arvind Agarwal along with officials of different departments today took stock of the situation at Taladanda canal and other important drains in the city and informed that a masterplan will be rolled out soon for the revival of Matrubhavan gate and all the adjoining drains.

“We inspected several drains and found silts in them which need to be cleaned up. A JCB has been commissioned to remove the silts; besides, we will also explore other better mechanisms to clean the silts so that water can be properly discharged,” said Agarwal.

The collector also directed the officials from different departments present during the inspection to submit a blueprint of repair work for all the small and big drains.

After incessant rains, citizens had a tough time in Cuttack as several low lying areas were inundated leading to restriction in vehicular movement.

The district administration was also forced to declare holiday for schools because of heavy rains.

The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) had earlier deployed 115 pumps to discharge water in the waterlogged areas of the town, especially in low lying places of the city including Roxy Lane, Rajabagicha, Meria Sahi and Patapola.