New Delhi, July 19 2021 || News Desk
Synopsis: Ch. Anil Kumar said that it has become a recurring feature for the Capital to get water-logged and flooded, even before the monsoon rains hit Delhi with full force, as the drains are never properly cleaned, though thousands of crores go down the drains in the name of desilting. .
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that the first major monsoon rains have exposed the lies of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind and the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi, that the desilting of drains had been completed by the middle of June, though the truth was that the drains had not been cleaned, and wherever they were cleaned, the silt was not lifted and it flowed back into the drains when the rains hit the Capital, creating water-logging, flooding and traffic jams across Delhi.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that it has become a recurring feature for the Capital to get water-logged and flooded, even before the monsoon rains hit Delhi with full force, as the drains are never properly cleaned, though thousands of crores go down the drains in the name of desilting.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the occurrence of water-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya etc. peak during the rainy season due to water-logging and flooding, as the Arvind Government joins hand with the BJP leaders in sharing the corruption loot, as 165 roads come under the PWD, which is under the Delhi Government.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the desilting work is always completed, at least several weeks ahead of the rainy season, to ensure that roads do not get waterlogged—a perennial problem in Delhi. He said that though the monsoon rains lashed Delhi late by over two weeks this time, desilting of drains was still not done.
He said that Chief Minister Arvind’s lop-sided priority on issues concerning Delhi was evident from the fact that he could not spare time to attend the Apex Committee meeting on June 23, 2021 to monitor the preparedness to tackle water-logging, flooding and desilting of main roads and under passes, as he was busy holding meetings in other States to enhance his political base, despite that his track record in Delhi is that of failed governance.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that over the past seven years, flood control, drainage and desilting of drains have become a big fraud, as these works are never fully carried out, as much of the money for the jobs goes into the pockets of the AAP and BJP leaders. Ch. Anil Kumar demanded a probe into the loot of the tax payers’ money as no attempt is being made to make Delhi free of water-accumulation during rains.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that multiple agencies like the Delhi Government, MCDs, PWD, Irrigation and Flood Control Departments, DSIDC, ATMC and DDA are supposed to conduct desilting works on about 3337km-long drainage networks, out of which 70% are under the Delhi Government, and 14% under the MCDs, but these drains are never cleaned. He said that the Prahladpur underpass got flooded today, drowning buses and trucks, as no arrangement was done to pump out the flooded water.
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