Monday, October 3, 2022

Tovihoto inspects waterlogged areas in Dimapur

Advisor for Power, H. Tovihoto Ayemi accompanied by deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan and officials from Sanitation Branch, Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) inspected waterlogged areas—Xuvihe, Chatteswari, Lower Manipuri, Upper Manipuri, West Yard and Railway Bazaar colonies in Dimapur on Wednesday.
In a press release, office of media cell for advisor informed that during the inspection, the advisor instructed the district administration and DMC to take immediate steps to clean up the clogged drains.
Observing the drain flowing through a culvert beneath the railway tracks near Railway Bazaar, Tovihoto also informed the Railway authority to initiate its course of action to clear the drain.
Interacting with the residents, he said immediate measures had been initiated to clear the drain and announced that steps would be taken at government level to find out a permanent solution to the persistent problem.
In this regard, the advisor directed the district administration and DMC to organise a free medical camp and fogging as there were chances of possible outbreak of water borne diseases which could pose a threat to other areas of Dimapur.
He further pointed out that a widespread outbreak was possible if necessary steps were not taken at the earliest. Discussing the issues with an official of Dimapur Railway Station, he asked the Railway authority to contribute its due share to clean up the drainage and to give priority to find a suitable way to resolve the bottleneck stretch of the drain in the area.
Tovihoto also instructed the colony councils and GBs to strictly penalise those who dump garbage into the drains which he said was one of the causes of blocked drains.
He also pointed out that encroachment was another reason which had narrowed the drains.
It may be mentioned that in 2016, the DMC led by its then administrator, H. Atokhe Aye cleaned the same drain with assistance from the Railway authority.