Agra: Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) authorities are grappling with the problem of waterlogging in Khandari locality as they do not have a map of the drainage network or any idea of the manholes in the area. For the past five days, civic body workers have not been able to locate three of the four manholes which need to be unclogged.
Around 40 years ago, an underground drain was constructed from Khandari crossing to Yamuna river passing through Mau road. Several drains from Kunwar colony, Khandari campus of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University and nearby localities discharge their effluents into this underground drain.
According to the civic body officials, the drain is around 2.5 km, four feet deep and three feet wide. The drain had four major manholes between Khandari crossing and varsity campus. Due to construction of a flyover by the National High Authority of India around four year ago in the area, the four manholes got covered. So far, only one has been located.
The Jal Sansthan, which is part of the civic body and looks after the water supply and sewer system of the city, has no map of this drain with it.
General manager Jal Sansthan RS Yadav said, “A team of workers is trying to locate manholes in the Khandari locality. The water-logging problem in the area will be sorted out soon.”