To forestall accumulation of rainwater on the Narsinghpur-Khandsa stretch on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) has began work on putting in a 2.5km-long drainage pipeline on the stretch, stated officers on Friday.
The 3km route is without doubt one of the worst-affected stretches within the metropolis in terms of waterlogging. With the pipeline, the civic physique goals to hyperlink the drainage strains situated on the service lanes of the expressway at Narsinghpur to the close by Badshahpur drain.
Such is the extent of waterlogging on this stretch that even a brief spell of rain leaves the service lanes of the expressway and some lanes of the primary carriageway on the Narsinghpur-Khandsa stretch closely inundated.
As just lately as Wednesday, a short spell of afternoon rain had left your complete stretch flooded, resulting in Gurugram visitors police officers cautioning commuters to keep away from the stretch by way of social media. As a result of restricted availability of area to manoeuvre autos on the stretch, heavy visitors snarls are sometimes witnessed on the expressway, particularly on the Delhi-Manesar facet.
MCG chief engineer Raman Sharma stated that the civic physique has began work on a pipeline on the service lane of Narsinghpur and is aiming to finish the work by the top of this month.
“Since Narsinghpur is situated on the low-lying facet, each monsoon season, a heavy gush of rainwater from the close by high-lying areas begins flowing in direction of the expressway, resulting in waterloggng. This additionally impacts the visitors motion on the stretch. As such, MCG has bought pipelines from the Haryana Sahari Vikas Parishad (HSVP) and has began work on the venture. We’re aiming to complete the venture inside three weeks,: stated Sharma.
As per MCG officers, the price of the pipelines is ₹34 lakh, whereas, the estimated price of your complete venture is round ₹55 lakh.
Earlier this 12 months, previous to the beginning of the monsoon season, the civic physique had put in six motor pumps on the stretch to forestall waterlogging. Nonetheless, officers stated that pumps didn’t have a major impression as they have been ceaselessly affected by energy outages.
“As a result of the close by areas are situated on an incline many of the rainwater that’s channelled out with the assistance of motor pumps recede in direction of the expressway. As such, the pumps have largely proved to be nugatory. As well as, there have been cases, the place, due to energy outages, we weren’t capable of activate the pumps on time. We needed to organize for diesel mills in such conditions, which took time. Consequently, by the point the pumps began engaged on an optimum capability, 2-Three hours had already been wasted, resulting in your complete space being flooded,” stated NHAI officers aware of the matter.
On July 21, the motor pumps began working solely 2-Three hours after it had began raining. As a consequence of energy outage, the NHAI needed to organize a 65 kVA diesel generator on a brief discover, resulting in total stretch being closely flooded till night.
The issue of waterlogging is so acute on the stretch that commuters typically keep away from utilizing it in the course of the monsoon season. “For the final two years, I’ve been primarily utilizing the Southern Peripheral Highway (SPR) to go in direction of Manesar in the course of the monsoon season. Even a brief quantity of rain would depart the Khandsa-Narsinghpur stretch closely waterlogged. It takes me greater than 25 minutes to cross the stretch throughout peak visitors hours. Subsequently as a precautionary measure, I typically use the SPR and bypass the expressway fully,” stated R Srinivasan, a resident of Sector 51.