Kochi corporation ramped up pre-monsoon work to prevent flooding . The deadline for this was set to be May 25, but the work has already accelerated to Rs 12 crore .
Kochi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the monsoon will arrive this weekend, so the Kochi corporation has ramped up the pre-monsoon work.The deadline for this was set to be May 25, according to the article.To combat flooding in Kochi, the local authority has undertaken up to 247 pre-monsoon projects worth about Rs 12 crore this time, preventing flooding in the city.We can expect to complete the works by Friday, as the IMD predicted early monsoon this year, unless no heavy rain stops the work in between.For the purpose of cleaning drains and canals, a minimum amount of Rs 8 lakh was provided to each division.Awards for cleaning large canals costing Rs 23 lakh to Rs 25 lakh have been given.We should avoid a flood unless heavy rain exceeds the current drains and canals' water holding capacity.According to the IMD, Ernakulam received 7cm rainfall in 24 hours, between 8.30am on Friday and 8.30am on Saturday. During the monsoon rain last month, business councillors in the areas where the drain cleaning works would be useful in avoiding a similar situation.Early in April, we began pre-monsoon work in Ernakulam central, and the projects are now ongoing.The remaining works will be finished before the start of the monsoon season.According to councillor Sudha Dileepkumar of Panampilly Nagar, no complaints have been lodged against the town, which saw a lot of rain on Friday, adding that drain cleaning operations along MG Road have been started. The water level in the canal also remains high in the area.After the recent rain, no flooding was reported, according to councillor Anjana.