Narayan feels drilling holes inside drains will make rain water recede!
Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan visited the rain-affected Gurudatta Layout in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Wednesday and directed the BBMP Commissioner civic chief to undertake demolition of illegal structures constructed atop storm water drains.
The DCM was accompanied by BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad and Chief Engineer BS Prahlad.
Speaking to reporters, Dr Narayan said, “As the rain water exceeds the capacity of the SWDs, and also due to concretisation, the water instead of receding is overflowing. I have directed that drilling be undertaken inside the drains, which can allow the water to recede.”
The minister claimed that BBMP has already demolished around 1,100 buildings illegally constructed on storm water drains, and said a further 700 buildings need to be demolished. The work had been hampered due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. The remaining illegal constructions would be cleared soon after the rainy season, he said.