CHENNAI: Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday inspected the stormwater drain works under progress in the city and said that works have been done to the extent that any amount of rainfall could be handled in the city.
Talking to media persons after inspecting flood mitigation works executed by the city Corporation, Irrigation and State Highway Departments in north Chennai, Stalin said, “Last week, I inspected works (stormwater drain) in south Chennai. Nearly 70 to 80% of the work has been completed there. I undertook an inspection in north Chennai this morning. Works have been disrupted due to continuous rain. I am satisfied (read as confident) that all works would be completed in 15 to 30 days maximum. Works have been done to an extent that any amount of rainfall could be handled.”
Asked if he was satisfied with the work done in the city, the Chief Minister said, “Very satisfied.”
Stalin, accompanied by Municipal Administration Minister K N Nehru and HR and CE Minister P K Sekar Babu, inspected drain and desilting works executed at an estimated cost of Rs 167.08 crore on NSC Bose Road, Central railway station, Wall Tax Road, Basin Bridge, Pulianthope Highway, Dr Ambedkar college road, Velavan Nagar in Kolathur and Temple School in north Chennai.
Mayor of Greater Chennai Corporation Priya Rajan and Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh besides officials of the department were also present during the inspection.
A statement released by the government said that the Chief Minister instructed officials to complete the works before the end of October.