“Half of the street does not have the stormwater drain facility. So, we bear the brunt of it, each time it rains even if it is for just an hour,” she says. Meenakshi explains that the stormwater drain facilities in her area has been lying incomplete for many years now.
“We even registered a complaint with the Chief Minister’s cell in 2015, following which we were assured action by authorities who promptly got in touch with us. They told us they will reconstruct the facility. But nothing has happened since then.
After repeated instances of waterlogging, I had to change the entire layout of my apartment. I don’t understand why I have to find a solution on my own, when this has to be considered by the authorities,” she adds.
Priya Balasubramanian, another resident, says that the authorities had said that stormwater drain facility would be of no use to the area. “But we have been approaching authorities several times and we got a BJP partyman to get the issue addressed by authorities concerned.
We have been told that the issue will be addressed by August. Hopefully, we won’t have to face waterlogging due to rains before that,” she says.
A source from the Corporation said that the authorities had been given a list of incomplete stormwater drain works. “The necessary steps are expected to be taken after April this year. We were waiting for the budget to be announced,” he said.