Jamshedpur/Ranchi: The Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) has launched a massive drive to clean up all the clogged drains in its command areas ahead of the pre-monsoon rain early next month as predicted by the Met.
Beginning from Thursday, the municipal body has started removing garbage from over 100 drains. MNAC’s special officer Deepak Sahay has said that ward-specific teams have been constituted for the job, while assistant engineers have been asked to physically visit all the wards to examine the condition of the drains and report the same to MNAC city manager Jeetendra Singh. “If people complain about water logging even after such a massive clean-up drive, then the cleaning agency of that area will be de-registered,” Sahay said.
Ninety persons divided into a number of teams have been assigned in three wards for the job, Singh said.
The municipal body has prioritised cleaning drains in the low-lying areas, namely Jawahar Nagar, Old Purulia road, Olidih, Mango, Sankosai, Zakir Nagar, Transport Nagar, Dimna-Paridih, located in the periphery of Subernarekha river. “Currently, the sludge from the drains is being removed and thereafter, the condition of the drains will be examined to see if they need to be repaired,” Singh added.
The official further said, “Small drains are anyway being cleaned regularly, but a fresh cleaning exercise is underway ahead of the monsoon to ensure none of the drains get clogged.”
The civic body aims to complete the cleaning and repairing of the drains in the next three days.
In Ranchi, state urban development department secretary Vinay Kumar Choubey has given 20 days’ time, starting from May 21, to the municipal bodies to clean all the drains before the onset of monsoon. The direction was given during an online review meeting on Thursday.
“Cleaning of drains before the onset of rainy season must be completed within the stipulated time as it would reduce water logging to a great extent. Use extra manpower and machinery if required to complete the task on time,” Choubey said.
The municipal bodies have been asked to generate WhatsApp numbers where people can lodge complaints related to water-logging.





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