Pune: PMC Constructs Reservoirs and Percolation Pits to Tackle Monsoon Waterlogging

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Pune, 20th June 2023: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has unveiled an ingenious plan to combat waterlogging and flooding in the Deccan region during the monsoon season. By constructing five reservoirs and five percolation pits on the slopes of Hanuman Tekdi, the PMC aims to mitigate the severity of flooding in areas such as Fergusson College Road, Apte Road, Ghole Road, and Jangli Maharaj Road.

Shridhar Yeolekar, the Superintending Engineer of PMC’s Sewerage, Maintenance, and Repair Department, shed light on the project, stating, “Massive amounts of rainwater tend to accumulate near Hanuman Tekdi during the monsoon. This water then flows towards FC Road, Ghole Road, Apte Road, and other Deccan areas, causing significant disruptions like traffic congestion. To combat this issue, PMC has constructed five reservoirs and percolation pits with a combined capacity of 1.1 crore litres near Hanuman Tekdi. This innovative approach will not only harvest rainwater but also prevent waterlogging.”

In recent years, Pune has faced the challenge of flash floods during the monsoon, prompting the civic administration to take proactive measures. The PMC has implemented various monsoon preparedness initiatives, such as cleaning stormwater drains and nullahs to facilitate faster drainage of rainwater. Additionally, repairs have been carried out on drains and chambers as needed, and the size of drainage lines has been increased to enhance their capacity to handle rainfall.


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