NMC’s public health engineering department found British-era stormwater network
During the laying of sewage network, a nearby area was being excavated when the discovery was made.
Nagpur: The Public Health Engineering Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation has found a British-era stormwater network about two meters underground on Wardha Road between Kriplani Square and Rahate Colony T-point.
“During the laying of sewage network, a nearby area was being excavated when the discovery was made,” NMC superintending engineer Manoj Talewar told TOI. This pipe is not mentioned in Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s existing stormwater or wastewater network records.
“During an excavation work along the Wardha Road, a square basin about two meters wide and more than two meters deep was discovered. The upper part of the network is covered with huge stones. It must have been laid along the Wardha Road at that time,” they said.
This also means that Wardha Road was also a major artery during the British period. Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s PHE and Public Works Department are also considering further excavation in the area to locate the starting and ending points of the road and rainwater network.
City administration discovered a stormwater network under the street
Talewar has also said about this that water was seen flowing in the network. The flow was towards Janta Chowk so that it could join the Nag River at Dhantoli or Ramdaspeth.
Only last year, a portion of the road near Janta Square on Central Bazar Road had caved in. Then later, the city administration discovered a stormwater network under the street, which was much deeper. Although the NMC repaired the sinkhole, they could not locate the same network. It is also likely that this new network is part of the Janata Square network, talewar said.
NMC desperately needs to locate old sewage and stormwater networks in many areas as quickly as possible, Because the road is developing due to leakage after soil erosion from many parts of the city.
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