The Municipal Corporation (MC) has roped in a private company to repair the city’s aging sewer lines. The company has started the work, which is likely to be completed before the rainy season sets in.
There is a persistent problem of waterlogging in the city. Residents have been highlighting this for long.
According to officials, the civic body has signed a Rs 40-lakh contract with a New Delhi-based company. The company started the work two days ago.
Initially, all the choking points in the sewerage lines will be identified.
The company, according to the officials, has to finish the work by June 30.
A MC official told Chandigarh Newsline that although some of the pipelines need to be immediately replaced, they were at present being repaired.
Municipal Commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta was not available for comments.
Waterlogging is a huge problem in phases I, II, V, VI, and 3B2, Mohali village and Kumbra village during the rainy season. A team from IIT-Bombay has also visited the city to suggest solutions. Recently, the MC sought the help of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in this regard. A team from PEC is preparing a report on waterlogging in the city.