By: Pune Pulse
June 20, 2023
Pune: In order to prevent waterlogging and flooding of roads of the Deccan region in monsoon season, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has developed a plan to lessen the severity of the flooding in the vicinity of Fergusson College Road, Apte Road, Ghole Road, and Jangli Maharaj Road by constructing five reservoirs and five percolation pits on the slope of Hanuman Tekdi.
Giving more information about the project, Shridhar Yeolekar, Superintending Engineer Sewerage, Maintenance and Repair Department PMC said, “During monsoon, huge amounts of rainwater gets logged and jammed near Hanuman Tekdi. From FC road, it flows towards Ghole Road, Apte Road and more Deccan areas, creating rainwater accumulation and eventually disrupting various things like traffic etc. Hence, the PMC has done the work of digging 5 reservoirs & percolation pits having total capacity of 1.1 crore litres near Hanuman Tekdi for rainwater harvesting and prevention of water logging.”
As per information, the city has been witnessing flash floods during monsoon for the past few years, keeping the civic administration on its toes. The PMC has been taking up monsoon preparedness work to tackle the situation which includes cleaning the stormwater drains and nullahs to ensure that the rainwater drains faster. It is also repairing drains and chambers, wherever needed, while increasing the size of drainage lines to increase the capacity to carry rainwater.