PCB has begun cleaning stormwater drains.

Pune Cantonment has network of 3km of stormwater lines blocked by accumulation of garbage and plastic waste . Officials said the Pune Cantonment has a network of 3km of stormwater lines .

Pune: Officials said the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has begun clearing stormwater lines within its limits to avoid waterlogging during the monsoon.Officials said the Pune Cantonment has a network of 3km of stormwater lines, which are blocked by the accumulation of garbage and plastic waste, which leads to waterlogging during the monsoon.To clear the lines, the cantonment authorities have recruited earthmovers and its staffers.We want to complete the project before the monsoon.

With the presence of multiple departments such as the cantonment board, the Military Engineer Service (MES) and the Local Military Authority (LMA), the cleaning of the drainage and stormwater lines becomes a challenge.Pre-monsoon preparation activities are often hampered by a lack of coordinated efforts in the cantonment zone.Last year, the areas in Ghorpadi, including the National War Memorial and several military colonies, had been waterlogged for many days because neither the PCB nor the MES staff could intervene in time to clear the lines, according to a PCB official.