Northeast monsoon may not arrive at least till October 23... while "the city’s four reservoirs hold only 15 per cent of total capacity, which is only enough for supply for a little over a month." ... See MoreSee Less
The reality is in many places, drain gratings are silted, closed, or just tarred over!
"In addition to completing the cleaning of the stormwater drain network for more than 1,000 km, measures have been taken to identify missing links in 52 locations, which include R.K. Nagar, Habibullah Road in T. Nagar and Purasawalkam High Road. Almost 90 per cent of the work to link missing portions has been completed. Similarly, work on 36 large drains, which are being linked to canals and rivers, was under progress at locations such as TVS Canal at Villivakkam, Flowers Road at Kilpauk and Sardar Patel Road, near the Raj Bhavan, officials said. To face this monsoon, Rs. 18 crore had been spent on desilting of 1,229 km of stormwater drains. As many as 33 new drains and 52 connecting links was taken up at Rs. 91 crore, an official release said." ... See MoreSee Less