Officials will face action over waterlogging: Kejriwal warns; let’s begin with Okhla.
The Delhi Government statement on Friday that if Delhiites suffer due to waterlogging during monsoon season officers concerned will face action has come as a relief for Okhla residents who for years have been battling the perennial issue.
Whenever it rain, waterlogging becomes a big issue. This photo of Okhla Head was taken just a day after it rained in Delhi. Moreover, the situation in other parts of Okhal is pathetic with waterlogging becoming an issue not only during monsoon but also in normal times.
Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said during the rainy season, the Chief Minister will take stock of the ground situation by personally inspecting sites.
“The Chief Minister has prepared a plan to deal with the problem of waterlogging under which the responsibility of officer concerned will be fixed. If people face such problems on Public Works Department’s roads, PWD secretary’s responsibility will be fixed,” Sisodia told reporters.
In a note to Chief Secretary M M Kutty, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there have been allegations that the desilting of drains is done “only on paper” in some areas and the payments are made on the basis of “fake bills”, which must stop.
It has been reported that the PWD secretary and municipal corporations have been directed to identify vulnerable points for waterlogging across the city by June 7 and fix them so that people don’t face such problem.