PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has convened a high-level meeting of ministers and senior officials on Monday to review the reasons behind unprecedented waterlogging in some posh areas of the state capital including Rajendra Nagar, Kankarbagh and Pataliputra Colony, following heavy rains in between September 27 to 29.
The meeting, which will begin at 4 pm at Samvad auditorium of the CM secretariat, would be attended also by the states deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, urban development and housing department (UDHD) minister Suresh Sharma, chief secretary Deepak Kumar and principal secretaries of all leading departments.
“All departments related to development works in the urban areas especially under the jurisdiction of Patna Municipal Corporation and Danapur urban area, have been asked to come out with an explanation as to why waterlogging continued for such a long period in certain areas of the state capital,” an official attached with the chief ministers office (CMO) told TOI on Sunday.
He said the UDHD had specifically been asked to explain as to why waterlogging continued for more than a week in areas like Rajendra Nagar and Kankerbagh. The department had also been asked to come out with a solid work-plan for proper draining out of the rainwaters from low-laying areas as well as some newly developed areas like Gola Road, Saguna More etc.
As a precursor to the CMs review meet, chief secretary Deepak Kumar on Saturday held a long meeting with the officials of the UDHD, the Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation and the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) at the state secretariat and reviewed their proposed work-plan to drain out the rainwaters from urban areas.
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