Mangaluru: MCC not ready to face monsoon – Overflooding of storm water drains expected

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 22: Every year during the monsoon water enters inside the homes and shops of low lying areas in Jappinamogaru, Kodikal, Kottara and Mahakalipadpu areas of the city. This year also there is every possibility of repetition of this occurrence and MCC has not done any work except removal silt from storm water drains.

Jappinamogaru residents say that every year silt is removed from the storm water drains. However, when it rains incessantly water enters the homes and the residents cannot sleep all through the night.

In many inner roads of the city, the asphalted layer has come off and craters have been created. These potholes and craters will pose a danger to motorists during monsoon.


Most of the smart city related works have been left incomplete. The silt that is removed from the drains is not cleared immediately. Heaps of silt that is left near the storm water drains flow into the drain again during the monsoon.

Some apartment buildings and big hotels make their waste water enter the underground drainage which overflows during the monsoon. The water from manholes gushes onto the roads and gets splashed on pedestrians and two-wheeler riders during the rainy season.

As the MCC officials were busy on legislative assembly elections duty all other civic works have remained neglected. As most of the senior engineers of MCC are retired, the new ones lack the experience to handle emergency crisis situations. In addition, women engineers are more and this has resulted in further slowing down of the work.

 The MCC officials say that all the works that need to be done before the arrival of monsoon will be completed soon but public is not agreeing with the empty promises.




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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, May 23 2023

    All the time they're busy with making arrangements for double engines bullet trains running without tracks and Pistons every now and then... where they had time to clean the drains. Let people enjoy the time when it starts pouring....jab uparwala detha hai tho pat pat ke detha hai.... bhajao thaliyan aur ghantiyan...!!!!

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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Mon, May 22 2023

    But we voted for hijab hallal not for civic works

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  • Naveen Kelvin Dalmeida, Ganjimutt

    Mon, May 22 2023

    "Women engineers are more and this has resulted in further slowing down of work." Is it not possible to criticise something genuine while at the same of time not let your obvious gender bias seep romises. through. Pathetic for a news outlet of Daijiworld's repute. I was happy to read genuine criticism being hurled at an important issue but this unfounded sentence just ruined the whole piece.

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  • Abdul, dubai

    Mon, May 22 2023

    BJP has been in power in Mangaluru corporation only for renaming roundabouts and increasingly corporation tax...hahaha

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Mon, May 22 2023

    We elect our representativess based on their communal credentials not on the development work.

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  • Jairam Mulky, Moodabidri

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Monsoon is just around when will smart city become smart?

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Why dont MCC hire experienced engineers? stop taking bribes and bring in efficient engineers. Everything will go well

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Men or women, with a proper plan is executed nothing will go wrong. Only initiative and determination is required. This is certainly not a rocket science.

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  • Nellu, Kudla

    Mon, May 22 2023

    MCC only wakes. Up after mansoon arrives. Then start digging here there,every where. MCC dnt have any clue. They want spoil the normal life. They want only spend money. Here there for contacting lobby. MCC clecer in digging as soon as any road finishes. MCC mafia.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Useless ...

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