Minimizing Water Logging this season

Some parts of India have already started receiving rains and many others will in the next 3 months. Below are some of the solutions identified by you on how water logging can be addressed. We would like to seek your inputs on immediate actions municipalities and citizens can take so water logging is minimized.

We look forward to your inputs!
Swachh Bharat Mission

Solutions to address Water Logging:

1. A year-long maintenance schedule should be made to clean and desilt the drains and
prepare them for the rainy season
2. Citizens should be trained on not throwing the garbage in the drains
3. The storm water drainage system should be refurbished
4. Roads which get water logged every season should be identified and water pumps
should be installed clear the water
5. The broken pumps in underpasses and subways should be immediately
repaired/changed
6. Roads should be made with the right slope so that the rain water could automatically
slide down the drains
7. The good drainage systems of modern cities like New York should be studied and the
findings should be implemented in Indian cities
8. More gardens and parks should be made so that the excess water could be
absorbed.
9. The capacity of the drains should be increased
10. Roads dug should not be left open for more than 48 hours and proper barricading
should be done to prevent accidents
11. A helpline should be started where citizens could report instances of water logging
12. Road maintenance should be carried out throughout the year
13. The civic agencies should be made accountable towards their work by introducing
technology, community interface, citizen rating and reporting
14. The inter department coordination between civic agencies should be strengthened
15. For the violations for non-compliance by the developers apart from the penalties
levied, the non-compliance should be removed
16. Road sanitation employees should make sure there are no plastic bags or clogging of
drains
17. Manholes should have locks which can only be opened by the municipal employees. more  

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For avoiding flooding of roads and other urban areas caused by high rain intensities over the city inappropriate sewer systems, drainage of rainwater have to be rectified. The capacity of the sewer systems must increase. The three steps are Retaining the water where it falls ( rain water harvesting ) ; store excess water locally and lastly let the rain water drains of the area be cleared of all debris and plastics etc. To reduce the potential for damage, both the public concerned and the authorities should closely interact. Communities must ensure land uses that enhance soil conservation by avoiding excessive soil compaction and erosion, develop a network of contour tillage. Lets remember in Nature, there is no flood damage. Floods only lead to damage where ever nature has been altered by human beings be it the river courses and their flood plains or excessive concretization of the cities. more  
I endorse the views of Mr. Anup Kumar as above . To add more , Drains are not designed and constructed by Experts keeping in view all the factors ,like Size and Volume of fluid to be drained, Gradient , Quality of Covers . Quality of work also far from satisfaction . Cleaning of drains on regular basis to avoid logging during monsoon is a must. Proper inspection by experts may serve the purpose. more  
DRAINS ARE CHOKED BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR HEAVY RAINS AND ALSO BECAUSE OF FOREIGN ARTICLES LIKE PLASTICS CHOKING THE PASSAGES OF THE DRAINS. BUT HATS OFF TO THE MUGHAL ENGINNEERS WHO DESIGNED DRAINS IN CITIES LIKE VARANASI THROUGH WHICH AN ALEPHANT COULD PASS. SURPRISINGLY THESE WERE MADE BY BRICK-ARCH SYSTEM THAT WAS PREVALENT THOSE DAYS. JAPANESE ENGIEENEERS HAVE VIDEOGRAPHED IT WHEN THEY VISITED VARANASI AT INDIA'S REQUEST. CAN WE DO IT NOW ? more  
Contractors should be responsible for the repair and maintenence of the roads for at least 5-10 years and allowed to collect toll tax , as in other countries . However the government should reduce the road taxes then. more  
All the suggestions are on paper and social media but implementation on ground is almost zero and that is why one has to face horrible situations during monsoon more  
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