In the view of the approaching monsoon in the State, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has set up its disaster control room in Town Hall for local people to complain or inform about any kind of waterlogging issues in the city. The waterlogging during the monsoon is a major issue in Dehradun and though the municipal corporation claims to clean the drains every year, several drains in the city are known to overflow during every rainy season. Due to overflowing drains, the roads and even some localities get flooded easily. However, the task of cleaning drains already got delayed this year due to the state-wide lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19. Since the vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue spread during the rainy season and clogged drains and stagnant water can be a suitable place for the breeding of mosquitoes, MCD has established a control room in Town Hall and issued a toll free number so that any resident can call the corporation about waterlogging issue in their area. According to the MCD officials, this setup will help locals to get the immediate solution to such issues during the rainy season. The locals can approach MCD to complain through the telephone number 0135-2652571 and toll free number 18001804153. The corporation has also appointed nodal officers for each day to monitor the work in the control room.
Meanwhile, the MCD has begun to impose fine on those who are intentionally letting the water accumulate on their premises. The municipal sanitation inspector Rajbeer Singh Chauhan recently imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 each on the management of a hospital as well as the owner of an under-construction complex for water stagnation in the basement of their buildings near Haridwar bypass.
Monday, 22 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun