Authorities should act in advance
No doubt rain will bring some relief from the scorching heat. Also, in most areas, normal life is disrupted by rain, as waterlogging makes commuting a difficult task. If the local community assumes that waterlogging occurs regularly whenever it rains and intervenes early by cleaning the sewers and not allowing litter to accumulate outside, then the problem of waterlogging can be addressed to some extent. can go.
Drivers driving through a wet road in Ludhiana. – file photo
MC does little to solve the problem
Rain causes problems for commuters every year, but MC does nothing to solve the problem. Waterlogging and potholes on the roads increase the risk of accidents. In the greater interest of the public, the city government should have all manholes, sewers and drains cleaned before the monsoon begins. Waste disposal and cleaning the drains really should be a priority before the monsoons. If waterlogging is addressed, vector-borne diseases will also decrease significantly.
dr Sunil Chopra
People are also responsible
Waterlogging is common during the monsoon season. Appropriate steps must be taken to deal with this problem. The local authority should ensure proper drainage and sewage system and inspect it from time to time. The MC should form multiple teams to inspect the areas prone to waterlogging. People should be aware of their surroundings and take responsibility to address the problem of waterlogging.
Leave some rough spots on the roadside
For a short-term solution, the MC should ensure that the streets and roads are in good condition by filling the potholes and potholes in advance and avoiding waterlogging in them. This should be checked and ensured that the drains are not clogged. The city government should leave an unpaved part on both sides of the streets to allow as much water as possible to seep into the ground. In the long term, she should take the initiative to set up rainwater harvesting systems in the areas.
don’t throw garbage on the streets
The problem of waterlogging arises from the dumping of garbage that clogs the drainage system. We should not throw dirt, grime and other debris on the street that could clog or block the drainage system. Businesses need to deal with broken pipes. The government should impose fines on those who litter the streets during the rainy season. Proper sewerage should be in place.
dr Mohd Salim Farooqui
Joint efforts are required to solve the problem
We can’t blame the city government every time. We have to understand that MC employees are people like us too. Although they do their best to prevent waterlogging, sometimes it rains more than usual, causing waterlogging. It is also the duty of residents to clean the drains in and around their homes. We should make sure that no garbage ends up in the sewage system. In Canada, people are instructed to clear their paths and the area around their homes when it snows. A fine will be imposed for non-compliance. The MC should adopt such a practice to force people to keep the drains clean. We must understand that the problem of waterlogging can only be solved through the joint efforts of city residents and the city administration.
Bir Devinder Singh Bedi
Do not throw rubbish into the sewers
MC alone is not responsible for the waterlogging problem. Citizens should also take responsibility for keeping the city, streets and sewers clean. You should not throw garbage or similar directly into the sewer. Rubbish should only be thrown in the rubbish bin. The MC should also clean the drains from time to time so that no garbage accumulates there.
Check the drainage system in time
Recent rains exposed the poor drainage system across the city as a few hours of rain flooded the streets. This clearly shows the poor maintenance of the drainage system throughout the city. Apart from that, the situation is made even worse by the presence of huge potholes on the roads. Potholes in the roads cause rainwater to accumulate, which not only poses a risk to motorists but also increases the likelihood of vector-borne diseases. The MC should inspect and assess the condition of the drainage system. It should also fill in potholes to protect citizens’ lives and prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
Construction of roads after proper pipe laying
Waterlogging is a common problem that persists every year during the monsoon. Water stagnates on the streets due to the lack of drainage systems. Local government should build roads by laying proper pipes to drain rainwater. Nobody should be allowed to dig the road. We shouldn’t throw rubbish on the street. This could be one of the reasons for waterlogging on the roads. People should extend their support to the local government to curb such problems as water pooling can be one of the main causes of diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
Need for a rainwater harvesting system
The recent rains have once again exposed the poor preparation of the city government and the negligence of the city governments in dealing with the problem of waterlogging in the city before the monsoon season. To prevent this problem, the city government should immediately take the necessary steps to properly dispose of rainwater. Roads should be designed to allow water to drain away. The availability of a rainwater harvesting system should be essential.
Adish Sood, Amloh
Monsoon brings misery, disease
When it rains, streets become waterlogged, sewage runs onto the streets, and water seeps into homes and businesses in low-lying areas. Although the monsoon brings happiness to the farmers and boosts the economy, it brings misery and disease to the common man.
dr Ashwini Kumar Malhotra
Local residents should also take responsibility
Instead of fulfilling the Smart Ludhiana dream, authorities should focus on tackling the waterlogging problem. Management should ensure that a good drainage system is in place to check for the problem. The drains should be cleaned before the monsoon starts. It is also the duty of residents to keep their homes and surrounding drains clean. We should not throw rubbish into the sewers that clogs them and leads to waterlogging in the rainy season. We need to understand that only through the combined efforts of residents and the MC can the city get out of the waterlogging problem.
Take part in a special survey by the city
The city administration is responsible for the maintenance of the sewage system in the city. If there is a blockage somewhere, the waste water overflows and becomes a nuisance for everyone. It can even cause disease to spread. The company spends money on recruiting seamstresses. It should deploy the staff and deploy it in time for the proper maintenance of the system. The company should carry out a special survey of the city before the rainy season, mark the spots with poor drainage and make sure that the sewage system is in good condition. Where necessary, special care should be taken to avoid clogging of drains at any time of the year. Engineers involved in these works must also verify that there are no problems. If there is a problem somewhere, it will be solved properly.
Take care of the maintenance of the drainage system
This is not the first time that the city authorities have neglected to solve the problem of waterlogging in the city. MC should do something quickly to solve the problem. It should ensure proper maintenance and sanitation of the drainage system to allow rainwater to flow smoothly into the sewers. Also, residents should not throw trash down the drains around their homes, which would cause clogs and waterlogging. Roads should be repaired every five years. Sometimes water collects in the potholes on the roads.
cover all open shafts
The city’s low-lying areas experienced waterlogging during Thursday’s pre-monsoon rains, and waterlogging and sewage overflow could occur during the monsoon. The rainy season is just around the corner and we don’t see any work on site yet. The cleaning work on the drains has not yet been completed. Last year, the citizenry took action after the city was already flooded. We hope that the authorities will not do this this year. All bodies of water and ponds should be cleaned and disinfected before the monsoon begins. Most rain collection systems that are not functional should be made functional. Open shafts should be covered. The MC should identify all large bodies of water and the relevant authorities should be vigilant during the rainy season so that emergency action can be taken quickly. Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) should be involved in the flood preparedness mechanism. The city government should provide the RWAs with motor pump units to prevent flooding in the area.
Re-carpet the streets every 5 years
Waterlogging is a common problem on city streets during the monsoon. Both the municipality and the municipal body should make joint efforts to solve the problem. For example, residents should not throw rubbish into the sewers. Drainage lines should be checked regularly and pits filled before the monsoon. Roads should be repaired every five years. Manholes should be properly covered. A suitable rainwater drainage network should be built.
Shruti Sagar Gambhir
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