Print Edition - 2015-11-22 | News
Drainage in Tinkune to end waterlogging
Nov 22, 2015-The Tinkune road section, which suffered from heavy waterlogging every monsoon for the past four years, is finally set to get some respite.
The Department of Roads (DoR) has started to install large hume pipes in the area starting from this week.Locals are elated over the prospect of the new drainage system. “It was hard for us to walk on the road sides of Tinkune as the footpaths because of the waterlogging,” said Suman Karki, a resident of the area.
The six-lane road section, built by Japanese company Hazama at the cost of Rs2 billion in 2011, would be logged by heavy downpour, troubling pedestrians and riders.
Even though the plight was always covered by the media every year, the government was always indifferent to the situation. However, the Prime Minister’s Office in August directed the DoR to immediately solve the problem.
Laxmi Dutta Bhatta of the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Unit under the DoR pledged that the problem will be solved by next monsoon.
Published: 22-11-2015 08:50