Chennai reigning in monsoon mayhem

  • | Wednesday | 21st August, 2019

But, the situation during this northeast monsoon will be better than the previous years, say Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials. Fewer vulnerable areasCompared to 2015, where flood vulnerable points were 1,300, now there are only 65 including low lying areas like Velachery, Mylapore, Saidapet and Perumbakkam, claims the civic body. Responding to this, the GCC official said, “Since the areas are low lying, the only way to prevent water stagnation is to pump out water. Also, 2,264 low lying places along the streets have been identified in 15 zones where RWH pits would be dug to prevent water stagnation. The officials said water stagnation would reduce because of infrastructural ‘improvements’ like the construction of stormwater drains (SWD) and repairing missing links.

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