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GMDA set to build check dams, more drains to tackle flooding | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: In order to avert waterlogging during monsoon, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) officials have been asked to begin the work on flood control plan by next week.
The city faces flooding on its roads every monsoon, leading to massive traffic jam.
The decision was taken at an internal GMDA meeting held on Monday, said sources within the metropolitan authority. A senior GMDA official said, “ The plans are already in place and the tendering process has also begun. We just need to start the work on the ground now.”
One of the measures being taken by GMDA is to build check dams in the Aravalis and revive the existing dams so that the water from the Aravali can be captured there itself. The dams will capture the water which can be then released gradually saving the city from waterlogging. Additionally, the metropolitan authority will revive and develop green belts at the aforementioned areas so that the excess water which does come down to the city can be absorbed by these green belts and it does not stand on the roads.
In order to avoid flooding on Golf Course Road, especially the DLF -1 underpass, GMDA will trifurcate the drain carrying water from DLF-1 and the surrounding areas. While a part of the water from the area will go to the existing drains that goes across the Chakkarpur village, two more drains will be developed— one at Bristol Chowk and another near Shiv Nadar School. Tenders for building two of these drains have been floated whereas planning for the third drain is underway.

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