The IGI airport got its third runway on Thursday but don't expect hovering time over the airport to reduce just yet. For, the 75-metre-wide and 4,430-metre-long runway

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 8

Leader of the house in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Subhash Arya and Standing Committee chairperson Vijender Gupta have said that the MCD has appointed a high power co-ordination committee under the chairmanship of Mayor Arti Mehra to monitor waterlogging on the city's roads.

All departments of the Delhi government and other government agencies are members of the committee.

A child enjoys his journey back home from school through a waterlogged street in north Calcutta. Picture by Sanat Kumar Sinha Showers lashed the city on Wednesday, with the Met office recording the season's second highest rainfall so far. Calcutta received 51.4 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, till 8.30pm on Wednesday. The Met office warned of isolated heavy rainfall in Calcutta and its adjacent areas in the next 24 hours.

The ground water level at Calcutta airport has risen to six inches below the primary runway this monsoon, adding to safety concerns triggered by rubber deposits and patches of concrete peeling off the main tarmac. "One of the reasons for the surface becoming fragile is the rising water level under the runway. During monsoon, the condition is aggravated, and this is causing moisture accumulation on the runway,' a senior airport official said on Sunday.

Mumbai, July 04 WET WEEKEND AHEAD Met office forecasts thundershowers or spells of rain with gusty winds; 4.84-metre high tide likely today With the second highest high tide of this monsoon season forecast on Saturday afternoon at 4.84 metres and the Indian Meteorological Department also predicting spells of rain or thundershowers with gusty winds, Mumbaiites are gearing up for a possibly wet weekend. Over the past years, the city has seen severe waterlogging when high tide is over 4.5 metres during heavy rain.

monsoon has hit Mumbai. And the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (mcgm) is busy assuring people that its disaster-preparedness is foolproof. The corporation has guaranteed residents that its rescue team will reach flooded spots within three minutes of the information received. But the ground work is far from over

The Greater Guwahati Citizen's Coordination Committee has decided to stage a sit-in demonstration in front of the State Assembly during its monsoon session on the issue of artificial floods in the city. The committee condemned the government agencies on their laid back attitude on the civic problems of the city and failure to find any solution of the waterlogging problem in Guwahati, in a recent public meeting. Different speakers, experts and conscious citizens held the faulty government policies responsible for this problem, affecting every Guwahatian.

The jet-cum-suction machine that could have reduced the waterlogging in Howrah. Picture by Gopal Senapati A jet-cum-suction machine, worth Rs 24 lakh, has been lying idle at the Howrah Municipal Corporation, while several stretches of the town remain inundated. Civic engineers said the accumulated water could have been drained out from several areas had the machine been pressed into service.

Manisha Jha NEW DELHI: After having identified pockets in areas falling under its jurisdiction that experienced water-logging during the last monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council has tried to set things right by ensuring better accountability for its sanitary staff and proper implementation of drain cleaning operations. The civic body has adopted a three-pronged strategy this year

If you are lucky you might get through one of the listed numbers of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) control rooms. Delhiites who have been calling to complain about waterlogging say that the listed numbers are either continuously busy or they have to call for hours to get through. Meanwhile, the civic agency maintains that there is no such problem. Said director, press and information, MCD, Deep Mathur: