Mangaluru: Huge retaining walls built in city reduce to artificial floods
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (MS)
Mangaluru, Jul 12: The residents of the city, who were living near stormwater drains, have gotten relief in most of the areas in the city from artificial floods which used to occur during monsoons.
The small irrigation department has built huge retaining walls at a cost of Rs 65 crore which prevented flooding in many areas.
In many areas in the city, the residents had to shift to other places and lose their valuable household goods due to flooding. Now this problem is solved forever. Though it rained for a week continuously in the city, the areas where retaining walls were built near the huge storm water drain, flooding did not occur.
MLA Vedavyas Kamath had made a special appeal to the state government in this regard and a Rs 65 crore grant was released. The retaining walls were built during summer itself. The work is in progress in some other areas also.
A resident of Jeppinamogaru said that every year they were facing an artificial flood problem. But this year it was resolved as the retainer wall was built. The same opinion was echoed by the residents of Hoigebailu.