STORM WATER DRAIN PROJECT – IIT MADRS SHOULD CLARIFY
Several Chennai residents including experts in the relevant field have pointed out that design of the storm water drainage project is outdated, choice of location of storm water drainage has not been chosen scientifically and properly and adequate gradient has not been maintained properly in several places.
The top portion of the storm water drain is above the road level by more than 9 inches in several places. Soil has been dug and left open for several days exposing electric cables to rain and sun . Deaths and several accidents have taken place .
The safety precautions in executing the work for workers and passers by do not seem to have been observed at all.
Greater Chennai Corporation has repeatedly said that design of the storm water drainage project has been approved by IIT Madras.
This has surprised many people , who hold IIT Madras in high esteem.
IIT, Madras should explain it’s role and responsibility with regard to storm water drainage project to the people . It should clearly state whether IIT, Madras , as an institution was involved or any individual Professor in IIT, Madras in his individual capacity was involved in the project and whether IIT, Madras or the individual Professor has received any remuneration from Greater Chennai Corporation for the services rendered and if so, how much ?
IIT, Madras has a reputation to protect and it should publicly come out with a statement on the above matter, so that people can know the real situation and reputation of IIT , Madras would be protected.