DMC clears clogged drainage
DIMAPUR, JUNE 24L: Residents in the vicinity of the Dimapur Railway Station namely Railway Bazaar, Chatteswary Colony, Manipuri Colony and West Yard Colony heaved a sigh of relief as the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) on Friday cleared drains and sprayed bleaching powder against spread of water borne diseases.
Some families, who had moved out of their house with their belongings, returned with the work in progress by the DMC. The clogged drain beneath the railway track had displaced families residing in Chatteswari, Manipuri, West Yard and Railway Bazaar colonies.
Recently, five colonies launched an agitation by blocking railway services demanding the railway authorities to clear the clogged drain following inundation in the area even after a light shower. DMC Executive Engineer, Badal Badra, who was at the site with other DMC workers, told media persons that DMC has been spraying bleaching powder in the area since the past one week as a precautionary measure against outbreak of waterborne diseases.
The Executive engineer informed that the clogged drain beneath railway track has been cleared and the water level has been controlled in the locality.
DMC Sanitation Inspector, Reho T Anar appealed the residents not to dump solid wastes into the drain as it leads to unavoidable clogging of drainage. Anar attributed ‘drain encroachment’ as one of the factors for causing flood in the area and appealed upon the residents to inculcate ‘civic sense’ to avoid such inconvenience in future.