Ahead of the monsoons, Pune mayor Prashant Jagtap has asked the civic administration to clear storm water drains before June 10.
With several areas having water clogging problems, the civic administration was directed to clear the drains by the end of May. However, as it was not completed, the mayor said strict action would be initiated on officials who do not follow orders.
In several parts of the city, the work was shown as incomplete when the Mayor and officials conducted their rounds ahead of the rain. With pre-monsoon showers having lashed the city on June 1, there were several areas which saw water clogging and the civic authorities were reprimanded for not having completed the work.
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With the southwest monsoon to touch the Kerala coast in the coming two to three days and the rains expected in the state by June 15, the mayor has set the deadline of June 10, stated the officials.
On Sunday, he visited the Wadgaonsheri area and it was also reported that several societies were emptying sewage water into the canals there.
The mayor has said strict action would be initiated against these societies.