Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner and Special Officer Rajagopal Sunkara chaired the first phase of the consultative meeting with the officials regarding the measures to be taken to attain a permanent solution to the problem of water stagnation in Coimbatore.
The consultation was held on Monday at the Corporation office premises. Due to the onset of the northeast monsoon in Tamil Nadu, heavy rains lashed the state. Many districts were severely hit and Coimbatore is not an exception. Parts of Coimbatore city were inundated causing heavy traffic congestion last week.
In order to curtail this and to reach a permanent solution, the district administration conducted a consultative meeting. Speaking at the meeting, Corporation commissioner Rajagopal Sunkara said, “The rainwater drains have to be desilted well in advance to the beginning of the northeast monsoon to prevent waterlogging in Avinashi road flyover, Kaleeswara mill Road, Kikani Railway Bridge and many other important locations in the city”.
He also proposed ideas to frame strategies so that special attention would be paid to the vulnerable locations. “Consultations were held in order to form a committee comprising of corporation engineers, health department officials, volunteers and engineers of reputed colleges to take up precautionary measures and efficient planning. Further details about the committee will be decided within a week.
A detailed report will be submitted to the committee within a month’s time”, the Commissioner added. Deputy Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation Dr Sharmila, Suez Project Director Amrit Niyogi, engineers of the corporations, experts and professors took part in the meeting.