MCG prepares for the monsoon by constructing stormwater drains.

Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has started constructing new drains and desilting . The civic body is currently executing 97 projects to tackle waterlogging .

Gurgaon is a city in Gurgaon.To stop waterlogging this monsoon, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has started constructing new drains and desilting.At a recent meeting, the civic body said it would spend Rs 16.8 crore to build a stormwater drain in Laxman Vihar and Rs 1.28 crore to construct a nullah near the Bajghera flyover.At a recent meeting, the civic body proposed digging work to create a kutcha drain at Laxman Vihar to channelize run-off water and prevent flooding if the concrete stormwater drain is not ready before the monsoon.

Although digging a kutcha drain will take some time, we can make a bridge that will divert water and prevent waterlogging in the area.We have now connected eight connections to leg 2 (of the drainage network) to divert run-off water from the highway on Sheetla Mata Road, where waterlogging is a major issue, according to MCG superintendent engineer Vivek Gill.The MCG is currently executing 97 projects to tackle waterlogging.These include desilting of stormwater drains and creeks, constructing pumps for draining water from waterlogging-prone areas, constructing check dams, sanitizing rainwater harvesting systems, and finalizing existing stormwater channel projects.

The additional commissioner and joint commissioners are the nodal officers of their respective zones to monitor monsoon readiness and ensure the timely completion of these pre-monsoon infrastructure improvements, according to MCG officials.Meanwhile, MCG officials said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would clean all surface drains along the Hero Honda Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, and Signature Tower before the monsoon.The proposed projects will enable water conservation in these areas.In addition, the civic body will partner with other departments to ensure that the city is able to withstand monsoons in different areas.