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The settlement has not been able to get rid of the problem of water logging and drainage. For this the project was created 20 years ago. But even in two decades, even 20 mm has not progressed. The project made for the drainage of the city has been lost in the files. Whereas only the stone slab related to the project has remained on the ground.
In 2002, the drain was to be constructed under the ‘Nariyanv Tal Yojna’ in the city drainage project. The scheme was launched by the then commissioner Vinod Shankar Choubey. The intention was that with this the residents of the city would get rid of the problem of drainage.
was launched in 2002
After the drain was ready, a plan was made to connect it with Nariyanv Tal. On 28 April 2002, the then commissioner had installed the inscription on Narang Road going from Basti Sugar Mills Railway Crossing to Jigna Square, ‘Narinav Tal Yojna’.
The responsibility was given to Saryu Canal Section I, the working organization for making a drain and connecting it with Nariyan Tal. But this project could not come into existence even in 2 decades. Even far and wide, neither the drain is known nor anything has been done in the name of the scheme. Only the inscription is visible here.
With the completion of this project, a dense population of about 50 thousand would have got rid of the problem of water logging. Due to the low land here, there is severe water logging in front of thousands of houses every year.
The inscription was installed on the Narang Road going from Basti Sugar Mills Railway Crossing to Jigna Square.
water logging problem
Ashok Agarwal, Mahavir, Chaipurwa resident Vishwanath Pandey, Nanhe Mishra, residents of Shyamnagar Colony of Purani Basti area, say that if the drain had been built, then at least 50 thousand population would not have faced severe waterlogging every year. There is a view of the flood in front of the houses, traffic is hampered. When the scheme was started, there was a lot of hope but now the whole scheme has disappeared.
Talked to CDO Dr Rajesh Kumar Prajapati in this regard. He said that after getting information from the concerned department about this foundation stone, arrangements for drainage would be made.