Bihar government orders high level probe into Patna flooding
By Dheeraj Kumar
Patna: Bihar urban development and housing minister Suresh Sharma Saturday announced high level probe into the problem of water logging following incessant rainfall in the state capital.
After reviewing situation of water logging in Danapur under Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency here, Sharma said here that high level probe would be conducted into the problem of water logging in the state capital following recent incessant rainfall. Action would be taken against all guilty officers responsible for water logging in the state capital as per law, he said adding the government`s first priority was to remove water logging.
The Minister admitted that drains could not be cleaned properly due to lack of coordination among PMC`s various agencies creating problem of water logging in the state capital. The Minister held former Patna Municpal Corporation (PMC) commissioner responsible for water logging in various localities of the state capital following incessant rainfall claiming the latter used to listen to advice of chief minister only by ignoring him.
Sharma said the previous incumbent to the post of PMC commissioner Anupam Suman never listened to him adding the officer had never taken note of his advice. He said Suman ultimately opted for voluntary scheme to conceal his mistakes.
The Minister said that rain had stopped in the state capital four days back but several localities were still water logged.“Four incumbents to the post of PMC commissioner have been changed but everybody is aware of reality,” the Minister remarked.He said that city map of PMC having a budget of nearly Rs 4000 crore is missing and the matter would be probed.