• Make effective plan, take steps to solve waterlogging: CA

    The caretaker government yesterday asked for urgently undertaking the long-neglected Eastern Bypass-cum-Flood Control Embankment construction project to protect the eastern part of the city from floods. A high-level inter-ministerial meeting, presided over by Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed, gave the directive as the government considered a package programme for solving waterlogging problem and ensuring civic amenities.

  • Excavate canals, remove blockages in drains to save Ctg from waterlogging

    Excavation of few canals and removal of already identified blockages in the drainage system can save the port city from waterlogging and inundation, said the speakers at a roundtable yesterday. The roundtable titled 'Drainage: A Menace for Chittagong' was organised by The Daily Star Chittagong Bureau Office at its conference room in the afternoon. It was the first of a series of roundtable that The Daily Star Chittagong Office will hold on different development issues of the port city.

  • Waterlogging panel formed

    Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 8 Leader of the house in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Subhash Arya and Standing Committee chairperson Vijender Gupta have said that the MCD has appointed a high power co-ordination committee under the chairmanship of Mayor Arti Mehra to monitor waterlogging on the city's roads. All departments of the Delhi government and other government agencies are members of the committee.

  • No respite from perennial waterlogging

    There is no possibility of respite for around 4 lakh people in Jhigatola area in the city from severe waterlogging soon as the authorities are likely to start work for development of a new sewerage system in the area in November. People of the area said they have been facing serious waterlogging over the years during the rainy seasons, but the authorities do not take any effective steps to solve the perennial problem.

  • Month after floods, two lakh homeless

    ANSHUMAN PHADIKAR An East Midnapore school still under water. Picture by Jahangir Badsa Tamluk, July 20: More than a month after the floods in East Midnapore, some two lakh people are homeless and over 350 schools shut because they are serving as relief camps. "Hundreds of villages are still under water,' said district relief officer Srikrishna Maity. Unless the water recedes, the government won't be able to assess the damage and fix compensation. If the water has receded in some villages, the houses are unfit to live in.

  • CCC move fails to prevent waterlogging

    The dredging and widening of canals have failed to bring about any positive change in the city life as the rain-induced inundation continues to cause suffering to the city dwellers from the very beginning of the rainy season. The city dwellers said the low-lying areas of the port city go under knee-deep to waist-deep water even during the short-lived rainfall lasting only two to three hours that aggravates the suffering.

  • Drive to unclog Singur

    The government has lined up a project to end frequent waterlogging in Singur because the area was about to become "a very important location' on the state's industrial map. "Singur is going to become a very important location... Keeping in view the future of the area

  • View Point: It is filth and squalor all around

    Like all previous years this year too the Bhopal Municipal Corporation failed to remove the garbage dumps and the rubble piled up on the footpaths and roadsides and desilt and clean the rainwater drains before the onset of the monsoons. Predictably, the unexpectedly heavy early monsoon showers have thrown the city out of gear. Once again the hapless citizens find themselves wading through ankle-deep/ knee-deep waters on the flooded streets and roads. It is a state of deluge in the low-lying areas.

  • Bharalu desilting on to tackle city floods

    Guwahati Mechanical Division of the Water Resources Department (WRD) is engaged in resectioning of the Bharalu and the Mora Bharalu rivers since February last at an estimated cost of Rs 1.3 crore under a Guwahati Development Department (GDD)-sponsored scheme. Sources in the WRD said that removal of silt from the Bharalu is completed in its reach between the Jonali PWD RCC Bridge on the RG Baruah Road and Bishnupur behind the Arya Vidyapeeth College. Between Bishnupur and Bharalumukh, the riverbed below the bridges over the river too has been cleaned..

  • Take comprehensive plan to offset climate change impacts'

    Speakers at a seminar yesterday underscored the need for taking a comprehensive working plan to offset the effects of climate change. They also emphasised creating awareness among both mass people and policymakers to this end. "We will not be able to stop climate change but it is possible to reduce the range of its bad effects,' said Mazharul Alam, research fellow of Bangladesh Centre for Urban Studies, at the seminar held at WVA auditorium in the city. Mazharul along with Sardar Shafiqul Alam of the same organisation presented the keynote paper at the seminar.

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