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Desilting of major Khorlim nullah yet to be undertaken

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Mapusa

With the monsoon expected to hit the state hardly 20 days from now, the major nullah near the crematorium in Khorlim which carries rain water down the hill is yet to be taken up for de-siltation by the concerned authority. Even the PWD drains in Khorlim, which are filled with mud dumped after laying of water pipeline, are yet to be de-silted.

Khorlim area which comprises of around five wards is turning out to be a concern especially during monsoon as water from the hilly areas flows down and due to narrow width of the nullah, water overflows causing water-logging at many places.

It may be recalled that during incessant rain water had entered into houses. The situation worsened due to construction of main nullah of RCC structure as a result water flows at higher speed and there was no possibility of water getting absorbed into the ground. Subsequently two check dams were constructed to reduce flow of water and block flow of mud into the nullah.

Councillor Rajsingh Rane said, “Through the Municipality, we have got the drains in Khorlim areas de-silted on time however major nullahs are lookout of water resources department as far as de-their silting is concerned. Despite of requesting them and writing letter to them, still work is yet to be
done.”

He further informed that “Two years back two check dams were constructed to block flow of mud and only water would flow. Check dams were constructed so that accumulated silt could be cleared however as no de-silting has been done, silt has accumulated reducing the depth and it may hamper flow of water resulting in overflowing which may create more problems to
residents.”

The local councillor further said, “I have been doing a follow-up with all concerned PWD water division engineers with regards to mud dumped in the drains. Work of laying of pipeline was executed in Khorlim area in February month and work has been stopped half way and mud extracted while laying pipelines has been dumped in the rain water drain. I fear that the area will flood during monsoon,” added
Rane

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