Bhubaneswar: After drawing flak, the city authorities today asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) decision makers to take up urgent short-term measures and long-term measures to end the long-standing water logging near Iskcon Temple at Nayapalli in Odisha capital, an official statement said.
The civic and development authorities have asked the NHAI authority to take up cleaning and de-silting measures of the adjoining drains near the NH-16 and also put pumps on stand-by mode anddeploy them immediately, in case of heavy rains.
The NHAI authorities were also directed to devise a long-term solution as the flyover dividing the entire area has come up like a great barrier making the water flow minimal from one side to theother.
It can be mentioned here that due to lack of proper outlet of the rain water coming from the entire catchment of Nayapalli area, the NH near IskconTemple remains submerged during heavy rains.
It has become a necessity to have a proper and robust drainage system to drain out the extra water from the catchment of Nayapalli and nearby localities, from the water logging zone, so that in case of heavy rains water starts flowing instead of accumulating there.