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Tripura Capital’s Water-logging continue in HIRA Era ! AMC’s lackluster work culture, PWD’s corruption, Cement covered Drains, No proper planning, No solution in sight
TIWN July 12, 2019
Tripura Capital’s Water-logging continue in HIRA Era ! AMC’s lackluster work culture, PWD’s corruption, Cement covered Drains, No proper planning, No solution in sight
PHOTO : Water-logging hits public lives in Agartala. TIWN Pic July 12

AGARTALA, July 12 (TIWN): Former Municipal Commissioner Kiran Gitte led CPI-M Era’s Unscientific drainage covering of Tripura’s capital city Agartala, covering of drains in the name of more footpaths, spaceless and compressed constructions without proper swaging system for decades has left the city unorganized and clumsy with unscientific building constructions. The city neither has left space for footpath, nor for drains and the drains anyhow in few places became footpath by covering them, which has further increased water-logging problems of the city. In this situation, even though Govt is determine to make Agartala city a smart city, but ground report says, it’s impossible to make smart city like metro cities with its unscientific constructions. However, project with new areas in Agartala can be developed as smart city gradually, but the existing city taking Battala, Post Office Chowmuhani, Orient Chowmuhani so far to remained as ‘shitty’ areas during monsoon. Indeed, almost in all areas where water-logging problems are highest, Govt can check, there is no ‘footpath’ existing. The footpaths which are used by public are just cover over city’s drains.

The areas after Radhanagar is in still better condition and can be developed further and also new areas which are untouched by yet city lives yet (like Bodhjungnagar, Airport way), can be converted into New Agartala, which has been practiced in big cities like Kolkata and Mumbai also.

On Friday, people have suffered due to massive water-logging across the city, specially office-goers and students.

Either it’s Orient Chowmuhani or it’s Banamalipur, Purbasa-Durga Bari petrol pump road, where is the footpath existing, except ‘covered drains’, it’s questionable !

Neither the city developed greeneries nor kept space for footpath and as a results drains left covered as used as footpaths.

On July 8, Chief Minister Biplab Deb had spot visited various corners of Agartala city and turned red seeing garbage thrown across the city, blamed Councilors for high negligence in duties. It can be mentioned, during rains the garbage and rain water floods together which is very unhygienic and but people are bound to walk through this dirty water.

CM on that day said, at least 2 years it will take to make smart city.

Now, the Govt has taken 1200 crores of loan but how far the water-logging problem can be solved with the existing unscientific city, it’s under doubt. Moreover, Agartala city suffers due to spacelessness.

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