After reviewing the maintenance of the wall on the Mambalam canal at GN Chetty Road worth Rs 106 crore, the commissioner said the State government has appointed special officers for each of the 15 zones of the Corporation to monitor the activities. associated with the rainy season.
“Work on the Mambalam canal desilting is underway. We have already reviewed the work on Valasaravalkam, Velacheri and Adyar,” he told reporters. When asked if the civic body was ready to deal with the ensuing northeast, he said the Corporation had 880 pump sets and Earthmovers ready to deal with any contingencies. “As a precautionary measure against the northeast monsoon, Prime Minister MK Stalin instructed the Corporation to expedite the design of storm river waters and the removal of vegetation from canals and roads. “It will be noted that he has instructed all departments to work together and monitor the progress of the work on a daily basis so that all officers can report on the progress of the work,” he said.
The city Corporation’s Twitter management shared photos of officers investigating various parts of the city who witnessed multiple rain spells on Tuesday.
Zone 10 officials in Saligramam tested the pump sets and power saws. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (Health) Dr Manish Narnaware, along with Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) Simranjeet Singh, inspected stagnated rainwater pumping ECR activities near Nalla Thambi Kalayana Mandapam .