Sunday, July 15, 2018

CIDCO to re-consult CWPRS on flooding around Navi Mumbai airport area

Mumbai: The City Industrial and Development Corporation (CIDCO), which is developing the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), plans to once again consult the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune, on measures that may help prevent waterlogging in villages around the proposed airport. While CWPRS had suggested measures earlier, CIDCO wants to re-confirm these.

After CIDCO started levelling the ground at the airport site last year, local residents claimed this monsoon, villages, including Kombudbhuj, Dungi and Pargav, experienced floods during heavy rains. According to CIDCO officials, they will now re-consult CWPRS on drainage plans suggested for the affected villages.

“While we had consulted CWPRS before, we want to re-confirm the short-term and long-term measures they have suggested. We also want to know if we need to take additional measures which can avoid waterlogging in villages,” said Lokesh Chandra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO.
15/07/18 Indian Express
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